We've been having the most random weather lately. In one day it'll go from 60 and sunny to snowing. Adelle keeps asking me if it's Summer yet and my mind has been overflowing with landscaping ideas. I am ready for Summer!
CaliFaye just released their basics pattern line and I was lucky enough to be a tester. I got to try out the tank and the drop waist skirt. She's made a couple changes to the patterns since testing them so there are a few tweaks but the ideas are the same.
These pieces sewed up nicely. Perfect for a person who's just starting to explore handmade wears you really get a chance to learn some basics. The tank used bias binding for the armhole and neckline and as for the skirt it has an invisible zip. I used a very stretchy Bengaline so the zipper wasn't really necessary for my fabric, but if you used a cotton or challis you'd need it.
I think for a piece to be considered a basic it has to be able to incorporate well with pieces you already own. Since the silhouettes are so simple you can really go crazy with fabric choices or embellishments.
These are great basics for a summer wardrobe, especially that tank top! I mean who couldn't use another flowy tank? Try them out and check out the rest of the collection!