I will make four.

I love Sew Mama Sew. The first time I placed an order with them my fabric arrived thoughtfully bundled up like a birthday present from myself. That plus the postcard of project ideas and the vintage button… it was all over with.

Sew Mama Sew certainly inspired how we approach shipping LuSa products to my customers, in hopes that each of you feel like it's your birthday when your package arrives too. But I digress.


They point of this mini-blog entry is that I just stumbled upon a Sew Mama Sew tutorial for my favorite new shirt. (Okay, so I haven't made one yet, but it my favorite theoretical shirt already.) I will post a picture when it is done. I promise.

I'm off to sew!

Edited at 11:15 pm: a mere three hours later and my first top is done. Done!


I have to say, I am amazed. This is my kind of project. I have unfinished sewing, knitting, printing, framing, decoupaging, etc. projects that date back years. This one? Done is an evening. Here is what it took in materials:


One upcycled dress (bought for 10 cents at a thrift store, chosen for the ribbon trim), one JoAnne's remnant traded for soap scraps with a friend, one beer (a local IPA), and three hours. Total cost: $1.60 (including the beer).

 Since I took the photo of the top above I have added pockets, but seeing as midnight bathroom self-portraits aren't my forte', we'll leave the pics alone from here.



…lest I post more pictures like these…

Happy sewing and good night!

9 thoughts on “I will make four.

  1. bren says:

    i fell in love with this one as soon as i saw it too! of course, i haven’t actually made one yet either. but i look forward to seeing yours when it’s done.

  2. Jody says:

    Oooo! Now I’ll have to get to mine. I as well fell in love with this top and have the fabric to do it….I’m off to start sewing! Thanks for the inspiration I needed!

  3. Laura Raye says:

    Wow! I want to learn to sew 🙂 You are so inspiring! Lucky for you we don’t live a tad closer I’d be begging you to show me how to sew, knit, and make soap!

  4. Rane says:

    Very cute top! I wish I could wear that style but my ample bosom prevents it. Give me an Asian style top anyday! I love your print/color combo. Inspired and sweet!

  5. NicoleOOO says:

    Is there a pattern for this top? I’m kind of new to sewing, but getting really into it, and I love this shirt! So cute!

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