Inspiration: The Hot Hot Heat Social Sew

Who here is ready for summer to be ovvvverrrrrrr? After a mild start, the heat wave that has been blasting North Carolina (and everywhere else, it seems) has got me feeling so. over. it. At the same time, I know that I have weeks and weeks of summer left, so I might as well embrace it and revel in the hot days we have left. That means it's time for the Hot Hot Heat Social Sew!

Remember, my main goal is designing the Social Sew link-up was to make the theme narrow enough that someone unsure of what to make next could find some guidance, but broad enough that someone with sewing plans could find a way to make their pieces fit. If you're a bit stumped on what to make for this month's theme let me suggest...

A swimsuit: It is August and it is time to go to the beach (or at least a pool)! I just got back from a bachelorette beach weekend and my VS bikini was one of very few non-handmade things I packed... time to remedy that!
Patterns: The Closet Case Files Sophie is undoubtedly the swimwear pattern of the summer (and what I hope to make!), but the Named Beverly and Lisette for Butterick 6358 are favorites of mine as well! 

Lingerie: As the song goes, it's getting hot in herre, so take off all your clothes...
Patterns: I can't even pretend to suggest the best patterns since I have no experience in lingerie sewing... but from what I've heard the Watson is a great beginner bra, and the two styles from Orange Lingerie are popular. I have MakeBra DL03 and all the needed supplies, but haven't quite had the guts to get started! Finally, Maddie's new line for Simplicity is coming out asap--I'm super jealous of her but I can't be too mad since the patterns are so cute!! ;)

A linen dress: Eileen Fisher has a bit of a rep for being kind of unstylish I think, but these linen dresses seem to fit that minimalist, all-chambray-and-linen aesthetic that's been sweeping the sewing community recently. Bonus--the simple shapes are easy to replicate!
Patterns: Grainline Studio AlderNamed InariMegan Nielsen Eucalypt, or any number of other simply designed dresses.

So what about you? Are you soaking up all the summer you can get or are you planning your fall capsule?? (Or are you Australian?) What are you planning on making for the Hot Hot Heat Social Sew?


ps: send me good vibes for trying something new!!

allie J.

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  1. Can you send the heat wave to the UK please, we appear to be missing our summer!

    1. Goodness I would LOVE to! We could use some cool, misty days over here...

  2. I think Madalynne has a free bra pattern out that looks just like that top left bathing suit top.

  3. It's been so hot here, too. I'm totally over it. I think I'll actually be able to participate in this one (maybe more than once) since school is out and I'm not going out in this heat! I've been working on a bra this week, and JUST ordered the perfect kit for a Sophie :)

  4. These items are wonderful! I like lingery on the third picture. This service best custom writing will help you to create more detailed and unique texts about your production.

  5. Our summer has heated up again in London so I'm hoping to get my first ever pair of shorts (excluding PJ shorts) finished up tonight so I can wear them this weekend! Then hopefully sew up a crop top to go with them. I've been enjoying reading your social sew posts and finding out about new blogs, hopefully I can participate this month too!



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