Hi, all! Stefanie Kamerman here! Today I am writing to you about my newest wardrobe staple, the Shoreline Boatneck. As a college student and a stay-at-home mom, I need tops in my wardrobe to be fun, fashionable, and stylish. The Shoreline Boatneck is a simple sew and fits my lifestyle completely.
This past summer was busy. So when I had a chance to sneak off to my sewing nook to sew this pattern, I seized it immediately. My sewing area is in the attic of my 107-year-old home. It is cramped and cluttered, I love it. I am sharing a picture of it with you today because who doesn't want to see a #honestcraftroom every now and then?
Since the Shoreline Boatneck can be sewn with a knit or a woven, I chose to sew with a woven. I actually sewed this top with an Art Gallery quilting cotton. Hello, Ollie, the name of the fabric collection, feels like voile. Since I work for a sewing and knitting studio, I am able to see new fabrics on a daily basis -never mind the yarn- and dream of what to sew -or knit- with them. So, I bought 2.5 yards of this print and called it a day.
I wanted my Shoreline Boatneck to serve as a transition piece from summer to fall and I chose to make my Shoreline Boatneck with 3/4 sleeves for that purpose. I ended up shorting the sleeves just a tad. For the record, I am 5'1" tall. I always have to adjust sewing patterns because of my vertical challengedness. When winter comes, there is no doubt I will make the Shoreline Boatneck with long sleeves.
I am a true believer that a handmade wardrobe should be two things: true to its maker and thoughtfully accessorized. Most of the necklaces I wear are handmade in Ethiopia. It seems appropriate to pair ethically made accessories with my own slow fashion makes. And a pop of color with a neutral printed top is always the way to go.
Well, that is all for now! Thanks for reading!