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Wardrobe Essentials: Simple Modern Sewing 3C again and F Tunic

I think I’ve got a winner! I have been wearing the heck out of the blue linen dress I made from Simple Modern Sewing Book 3C pattern. It transitions nicely into fall weather with it’s cropped sleeves. Most importantly this shift style dress is super comfortable. I decided to use a printed woven fabric and added a notch to the neckline to mix it up a little for the second dress.

Simple Modern Sewing Dress 3C
Simple Modern Sewing Dress 3C
Simple Modern Sewing Dress 3C
Simple Modern Sewing Dress 3C

I made another top from Stylish Dress Book: Wear With Freedom. As with the other tops I’ve made, the “F” top pattern was super easy to sew. I like the the slotted, petal sleeves with ties. It is roomy enough to wear a knit top underneath for warmth as the weather gets cooler. I have another cut out already. This pattern is a keeper.

Stylish Dress Book: Wear With Freedom "F" top
Stylish Dress Book: Wear With Freedom “F” top
Stylish Dress Book: Wear With Freedom "F" top sleeve
Stylish Dress Book: Wear With Freedom “F” top sleeve
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Weaving

The Send-Off Sash

Earlier this month my brother-in-law was deployed to Afghanistan with the US Air Force. I decided to weave him a keepsake sash as a parting gift. The project went together nicely. The weaving technique used is called supplementary warp patterning.

The woven text is DH (His Initials) 14 (deployment year) ZIJAKERY (The acronym they use for the children Jadin, Zion, Keyin, Rylen) 2 paw prints (their cast Wiley and Tiny) and MH (My sister’s initials)

The send-off sash on the loom. Almost finished
The send-off sash on the loom. Almost finished
Send-off Sash just cut off the loom
Send-off Sash just cut off the loom
ZIJAKERY is an acronym my sister made up for their children Jadin, Zion, Keyin, Rylen
ZIJAKERY is an acronym my sister made up for their children Jadin, Zion, Keyin, Rylen
Completed Send-off Sash. The ends are machine stitched into a point and unraveled for a neat fringe finish
Completed Send-off Sash. The ends are machine stitched into a point and unraveled for a neat fringe finish
Send-off Sash. I added a blue linen backing to make it more durable and a hook for utility
Send-off Sash. I added a blue linen backing to make it more durable and a hook for utility

See You Soon!

DAvin Deployment