Last year the June issue of Burda magazine contained a pattern for a simple teeshirt with sleeves that tied, and it’s not left my mental To Sew List over the intervening 6 months!

You can purchase it here on the German site – I have no idea if it’s on the English sites or not as the search is utterly awful! If you can find it please add the link in the comments.

Also in June last year we went over to Paris for a weekend jaunt and I bought three fabrics at the Atelier Brunette shop – one became this jumpsuit, another became this shirtdress, and the third was a beautiful, muted teal linen jersey (and I think you know where this is headed!!).

I haven’t sewn with linen jersey before as most of the ones I’ve encountered have been very thin and almost see-through, but this one is hefty, drapes beautifully, and is a delight to touch and wear. It was not a delight... [read more]