Last Day for Pattern Sale!



THANK YOU for your enthusiastic response to the new Summer Day Top pattern! I’ve already started to see some versions popping up, and oh my gosh, they just make me want to run to my studio and sew. And then run to my favorite taco shop with friends. That’s always a good idea.


(cute gingham top by Lauren @needleandpage)

Don’t forget that the Summer Day Top is only $9, for one more day! (end of day on July 17). Then it goes back to regular price.
So grab your copy HERE.

Keep tagging your photos with #summerdaytop and @made_everyday when you post on Instagram.
Have a summery summer day!

NEW Pattern – Summer Day Top

Summer… Summer… Summer!
New Pattern. YES. New Pattern!
For you! (OK, for me too.)
I’m not sure which I should cheer about first…but they’re all equally exciting.

I’m releasing a new pattern today!
(And for the next five days, it’s 25% off — only $9!)

I love summer.
I love summer clothes.
I love making this Top.
I hope you love making it too!

Introducing THE SUMMER DAY TOP!

STYLES:
This is a loose-fitted top, in 2 basic styles, with 3 sleeve options, and a pocket…with an adult size range from 0-20 (32″-52″ bust).
You can purchase it HERE.

SIZING:
It was important to us to consider all body sizes and shapes when drafting this pattern. We’re happy with the range offered! (Thanks to the 30 pattern testers who tried it out for us, and fell in love with the pattern too.)
The Summer Day Top is size 0 to 20, which covers a bust range of 32-52 inches (81-132 cm) You can see all the sizing info in the pattern listing photos here. The pattern also includes detailed instructions for adding a bust adjustment to your pattern if needed, along with other ideas for adjusting the pattern. We hope you enjoy it!

VARIETY:
Of course I can never decide which version is my favorite—peplum or A-line?
I guess that’s why I’ve made them all….and my friends have too.
This is Susan (who works with me and helped put this pattern together!). Isn’t she adorable?? She’s wearing the peplum with cap sleeves, and ah-mazing space buns. Ahhh. I recently learned that term and it’s so perfect!

And here’s my darling cousin Kam in the peplum with short sleeves. She just makes me smile. And I want to jump into this photo.

Then I made a tunic length peplum for myself (using my Day Trip rayon by Art Gallery Fabrics) and it’s my favorite. Okay. I said I wasn’t going to play favorites. But I think I need five more of these. It’s casual or dressy. And so breezy. I love it.

FABRICS:
Another thing I love is the different looks you can get with different fabrics.

• BOXY: For a fun structured top, use a crisp lightweight woven, such as chambray, quilting cotton, lawn, voile, or double gauze.
• FLOWY:  For a breezy chic look, use a lightweight woven with good drape, such as rayon challis, crepe, charmeuse, or silky polyester.
• RELAXED:  For a great slouchy t-shirt, use a knit, such a jersey, double-brushed poly, french terry, or sweater knit.

With every version from my testers and friends, I fall in love all over again. But now comes the BEST PART. I can’t wait to see what you make!

FILE INFO:
• This is a PDF pattern.
• The pattern offers info in both Imperial and metric systems.
• The pages are beautifully illustrated, with detailed instructions so you feel like we’re sitting there next to you, sewing along.
• A Large Format/Copy Shop file is included, if you’d like to print the pattern pieces in large format!

Okay. Ready to sew??

Grab the pattern HERE.

Sale price of $9 till end of day 7/17 (that’s 25% off the regular price!)
Tag your photos with #SummerDayTop and tag me too! @made_everyday

RESOURCES:
And for an extra dose of Summer, check out the Summer Day Top Headquarters Page.
That’s where you’ll find extra resources and more inspirational pics. You may even see your pic there!
Okay. Enough talk.
Let’s sew.

Vinyl Sunglasses Case

I love sunglasses.
I love vinyl.
I love quick, cute projects.
I love summer!

This project was pretty much destined for my sewing hands.

These cases are such a quick sew, you can see why I’ve made so many! (they make great tween gifts for friends btw)  That brown faux-leather case you see below is the exact one I use, every, single, day. And the yellow one belongs to Lucy! She and I share a mutual love for all things yellow.
Aaaannnnd, if you’re a BLUSH fabrics fan, you might recognize that pink flower below?? (speaking of blush. Dude those blush sunglasses?? (cat heart eyes))

What I’m trying to say is: There’s a new video for this project!

And it might have my most favorite background ever. Now I need an Orange + White HST (half-square-triangle) quilt . If you’ve ever been curious about the video-making process, here’s what it really looks like when you zoom the camera out. That blanket-on-the-floor mess is something I’m sure you were hoping for (it actually helps muffle the echo sounds in the room).

But enough chit chat. Let’s make vinyl cases.
Just hit the play button below and enjoy!

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