Dear Sarah


Dear Sarah (a.k.a. awesomest little sister - and yes, "awesomest" is totally a word),

I know it seems like I haven't made anything out of all the fabrics that you've brought back for me from places near and far but I promise that it's not because I don't love them.  Sometimes it's because I have no idea what to make with them and sometimes it's because I don't have the right amount.  But sometimes the stars are aligned I have both.

I'm ninety-nine percent sure that you brought this fabric back from India (forgive me if I'm wrong) and I think it's made out of some silk blend (but honestly, that's just my best guess).  In any case, I had just enough (and we're talking just enough!) to make a shirt out of it.  The shirt is made out of the Scout Tee pattern from Grainline Studio which I've made before, but because this fabric has absolutely no drape I opted to go down one size (to a size 6).  And then after basting the sides together and trying it on I took it in another 1/2 inch because it still looked huge.

So you see, Sarah, I have actually have appreciated all the awesome fabrics that you've brought back for me and if you'd like to pick me up a little something on your current trip to Uzbekistan, well, let's just say I wouldn't mind at all.




  1. Ohhh, I wish I had a sister who traveled the world and could bring me back fabric goodies! What fun! (I love your new blouse - pretty!)

  2. Gorgeous fabric and a gorgeous top! I also wish I had a world-traveling sister to bring me fabric goodies. I'll have to tell my brother to get on that. Actually I wish I could just travel more myself…

  3. lucky you, having such a thoughtful sister! and i love that top. the colors are terrific!

  4. definitely lucky you to get incredible fabrics from far flung places. beautiful new blouse - you're on such a roll sewing for yourself!

  5. It looks gorgeous! My mum and dad are not long back from India and brought me 4 half metre cuts of a sort of pintucked fabric with borders. I can't use them in quilts. I can't use them in clothing. I'm totally, utterly stuck! I gently had to explain that one 2m piece would have allowed me to do something, but really, I'm going to have to seriously ponder this!!!

  6. The fabric is perfect! I love how that came out!

  7. Ooh, love this! What a perfect summer top, I love the shape on you.

  8. ohhh..I would love to make a nice quilt from that East Indian fabric...
    too pretty!

  9. Very cute! I see this with a black pencil skirt and heels ...


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