Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Hearts 'a Flutter shell - vs. 2.0

I've finally finished my first planned, successful hearts-a-flutter shell. I love it. I made a muslin a while ago and I've worn it a lot though it's not a great color on me (very pale lavender). This one is more sophisticated and works with a number of bottoms I have. I'm looking forward to wearing it over the next 6+ weeks while it remains so hot here in Atlanta. And I keep thinking of other variations. Once a silhouette works and the fit is right, my sewing muse engages.

And this pattern inspires the use of treasured remnants. Fabrics here include a tweed that I once thought to be linen, but it's too soft. It may be rayon. I also included a Japanese cotton print purchased from Louise Cutting at Expo this year. Lastly, one of my fave basic fabrics, Brussels washer in solid black from Waechter's in Asheville.


  1. Martha, I love it! What a beautiful combination of fabric.

  2. This is so beautiful and expensive looking in real life. You did great Martha!