Surprisingly I managed to sew more than I am usually able to in the summer. The top in the picture above was made of chambray linen using the free Grainline Hemlock Tee pattern, to which I made several changes:
- widened the sleeves
- changed sleeve length to 7"
- used a 1/2 inch seam allowance
- raised the neckline by 1/2" at the front center
- shirt length 18 1/2"
- added a bias-cut, raw-edge hemline
My daughter made me a stamp with my business logo. With a bit of practice I was finally able to get a good result. I sewed up several zipper pouches for the shop with my faithful companion for company. As you see, there is still no baseboard and one window yet untrimmed--our winters project.
There is not much left in the garden, but I am picking lots of Heritage raspberries. Also still getting some zucchini, eggplant, random tomatoes, and out of a half dozen plants, I found one Charantais melon--last year's never ripened properly, but this years melon was delicious!
Today I planted two boxwood next to the back porch and two redbud trees in the meadow. I'm hoping to find a couple more limelight hydrangeas to add to the front, as the ones I have are doing so well.
What are your late summer projects?