I was given the chance last week to read and review a copy of Tanya Whelan’s new sewing book, Sew What You Love. First of all, let me say, I am a fan of Tanya. I’ve used a lot of her shabby chic prints and fabrics in my daughter’s room, including the recent hoop wall. So when I heard fromTanya, I was a little star struck.
Feeling somewhat timid about where to start, Sew What You Love arrived like a burst of inspiration and motivation. Definitely one of the main things I look for in a pattern book, is multiple good patterns so that I really get my money’s worth out of the investment. There are around 30 patterns in this book and I can honestly say I want to make almost every one of them. I love these cute tops (above) – the Lila Shirred Blouse and the Go-To Top or Dress. Both are on my list for spring wardrobe updates for me and my girls.
Saturday night I whipped out this City Tote so quickly. And I LOVE it. It’s now my new winter go-to bag for hauling all my ‘stuff’. The handles are integrated – meaning the handle is part of the bag, instead of cut and sewn on separately – making the project a really quick one.