Happy Spring! I’m so happy to be joining in today for the Style Maker Fabrics Spring Style Tour! Just seeing Michelle’s Spring fabric lineup makes me happy. If you’re not familiar, Style Maker Fabrics is a well rounded fabric shop filled with all sorts of great fabrics. What I love most about that is I can do my fabric shopping for more than just a bag or garment, I can do both! She carries everything from denims to knits, to beautiful flowy tencel twills, rayons and more. It’s pretty much a treasure trove of fabric.
So I chose this stunning barkcloth for the mini version of my Traverse Bag pattern. I’ve always loved this small version, and for me it’s just the right size for Spring and Summer! I love changing things up and when the seasons change, so part of that usually involves making a new bag for myself. Out with the old and in with the new. Yes please! Michelle helped me pair it with this periwinkle double ikat shirting for the lining and a neon slub chambray shirting for the accent. It was fun to make one again. I love being able to set my mind on autopilot (with a good podcast of course) and just sew. It really is relaxing. I love knowing the steps and not having to double check things as I go. It’s a nice change of pace from pattern writing and editing!
I also got this Royal Tencel Twill Shirting and paired it with the Perkins Shirt pattern by Ensemble Patterns. I had bought the pattern months ago after seeing a bunch pop up on Instagram. It looked like an interesting sew and I really loved the sleeve and gathers. The pattern was a really fun one to tackle. I absolutely love the construction. There are no seams that you need to finish, all are enclosed or french seams which is a really awesome feature. It was a relief too because I didn’t have any serger thread to match at all!
The Tencel Twill is really such a beautiful fabric, it has a lovely drape without being too lightweight. I’m not sure I would naturally gravitate to the royal color, but it is fun to mix things up a bit.
Patterns: Traverse Bag (mini option) and Perkins Shirt (I sewed the Regular length, size 6, with gathers and pointed collar) by Ensemble Patterns
Fabrics: Japanese Abstract Brushstroke Barkcloth, Periwinkle Ikat, and Neon Slub Chambray for the bag, Royal Tencel Twill Shirting for the shirt all fabrics provided by Style Maker Fabrics
Grab a Traverse Bag Hardware Kit here, too!