Flint Shorts and Bess Top

Top: Imagine Gnats Bess Top in linen (with placket added, because nursing). Next time I will opt for the higher neckline, and maybe go down a size.

Shorts: Megan Neilson Flint in linen canvas. Clever side-opening design comes together beautifully. Pockets are nice and deep. Next pair I’d like to try lowering the rise a little. I turned the front pleats into darts because it looked better in this heavy weight fabric. 

The Carson Dress

Muslin for The Carson Dress from Paddlboat Studios (with placket added, because nursing), made from a worn linen sheet.

Love the sleeves, didn’t love the bulk around my waist. I’d make the pockets twice as deep if I were to make it again. 

So then I made a shirt by elongating the pattern. I needed a bit more width around the hips, but I like where that’s going.






Above: store bought for big bucks.

Below: harvested from used clothing. Buttons, zippers, clips, straps all usually have a lot of life left in them, even when the fabric has worn out.

Desert Shirt Prototype

Self drafted pattern + goofy pose.

(Didn’t wear this one much, gave it away at a clothing swap.)

Military Surplus Apron

An apron for my husband, made from a military surplus rain cape I got at a clothing swap.