Do you wear your handmade clothes on a daily basis? I do, and I’m always looking for new ways to style my handmade garments to keep it fresh. So I decided to write a regular post called Handmade Everyday. I’d like to keep motivated in wearing my handmade clothing, and I also hope to inspire other sewists to wear their handmade clothing daily, perfect or not!
I’d love to see how you style your handmade clothing, too. So join me on Instagram with the hashtag #handmadeeveryday
The shirt was sewn with a Robert Kaufman cotton chambray linen blend. It’s a little bit thick, maybe more of a bottom weight, for our summer heat, so I don’t wear it that often. I used McCall’s 6436, and made this last January. I love those pockets. I’ve since discovered Tencel denim, made from wood pulp cellulose. It looks like chambray but it’s lightweight and has a wonderful drape. I’d love to make another version of this top in Tencel. Have you ever sewn with Tencel?
The shorts are a linen/ cotton blend from Micheal Levine, and made with McCall’s 6756 back in July of 2013. I love this pattern and have since made another version in a cotton batik fabric. The waist is a little high, but I don’t really tuck in my tops anyway.
And the bag? I just made it, and posted a tutorial this week, if you didn’t see it . It’s my own design.