Welcome back to Must Make Monday! It seems like Mother Nature flipped a switch overnight, and just like that, summer weather is here to stay. If you’re like me, every time the seasons change I stand in front of my closet and ask myself: What can I wear in this weather?!
We have ideas for you! I’m sure you all have tricks for surviving the wretched heat and humidity in this town. Some of mine include wearing lots of skirts and dresses, which I do almost exclusively in the warmer months. And of course lightweight, breathable fabrics are crucial. Comfort is key! But there’s no reason to sacrifice style for comfort. To prove this point, I give you the Edie by Isabell Kraemer paired with the Shadi skirt by Named:
Let’s start by taking a closer look at the Edie. This versatile t-shirt will become a wardrobe staple this summer! Ours is knit up in Kalinka, a 100% linen yarn from Sweden. If you haven’t knit with linen before, this is the perfect project to give it a try. It has great structure that softens beautifully over time, with a lovely drape that you’d expect from any linen fabric. And because it’s 100% linen, you will be creating a natural, breathable fabric that is perfect to wear when the mercury rises. Here’s a look at the colors we currently carry at fibre space for $19.95 per skein:
Here’s a closer look at the hem line:Of course you could make this shorter for a cropped version, or keep the hem longer for more of a tunic. This is why we make our own clothes! You can adjust the pattern to make it fit your personal style. This pattern features a soft v-neck and raglan sleeves:Next up, that beautiful skirt! This one is sure to become a tried-and-true pattern. The Shadi skirt by Named is made using only one yard of mid-to-heavyweight knit fabric and will take you only one hour to make.
The pattern photo shows the skirt made in a rayon ponte; we made ours using a two-way stretch woven lace knit fabric. The beauty of this fabric (besides the beautiful lace)? It’s reversible!
Stitch Sew Shop currently carries the denim and the navy reversible lace knit fabrics. Gorgeous, right? If lace isn’t your style, you can use any stable medium or heavyweight knit fabric. You won’t need to save this one for the summer months only! This versatile skirt will become a year-round wardrobe staple. You can click here or here for more inspiration. And here’s another look at the two pieces put together:
We hope this inspires you to get stitching! If you make either of these items and post it to social media, please use the hashtags #fibrespace #mustmakemonday #sewwithstitch. We love to see your makes!