Summer is finally here! Welcome to my stop on the New Horizons Summer Blog tour! I’m going to tell you all about my absolute favorite shorts and tee shirt patterns, but first, I need to tell you about how New Horizons is celebrating the arrival of summer by giving you a chance to win amazing prizes!
And everyone can receive 10% off one order at Sew So English with code NHSUMMER! Valid June 3rd through June 8th midnight PST.
Enter HERE! Prizes drawn on June 8th!
Once you’ve entered the giveaway, let me tell you about my new summer uniform!
This is a New Orleans Tee and Portlander shorts, and I am going to live in these this summer! The New Orleans is one of my favorite patterns ever, I love a beautifully well-fitted shirt with a ton of options, and it has them! For this one, I was going for a very casual, basic shirt, that I could wear with anything, so I went with a scoop neck and a just slightly curved hem. I used a rayon spandex so it’s soft and breathable and drapey. If this is a little thin for you, I also love bamboo or modal in the summer, and they both tend to be just a bit thicker.
Please appreciate how amazing my hair is today because it is on point and I have no idea why.
When you have a great basic tee, you can wear cute floral shorts and not look like you’re in your pajamas! One thing that I think helps is not adding any of the floral to the top. I love that look for pjs, patterned bottoms paired with a plain top with the same pattern used as bands or a pocket is pajama perfection! But for daytime clothes, I steer clear of too much matching to convince people I’m not in my pjs (even if I feel like they could be!)
I think I haven’t made Portlander-style pockets since the Caritas came out. I am completely smitten by the inset pocket with the trim, it adds just the perfect amount of polish!
I used a poly rayon spandex french terry for these shorts, and I don’t get too warm in them. I made a pair last year and it did start to pill by the end of the summer, but I wore them a lot! I have plans for pairs in cotton spandex french terry and bamboo as well (I could live on bamboo alone, I think) as well as a knit denim!
I plan to wear these to many summer nights with friends, casual cookouts, to chase the kids around the park, to the pool, the beach, and to ice cream afterwards! I hope you have an AMAZING summer and stay cool and have fun!
Thank you so much for coming by and make sure you enter the giveaway while you can! The summer fun continues all this week on the New Horizons Summer Blog Tour, with a new post every day! Additionally, every pattern featured on the tour is on sale for $6 this week!! Check them all out!
Monday June 3rd: Amanda Briles from Meadow Sews (me!)
Tuesday June 4th: Ashley Griffith from Creating Ashley
Wednesday June 5th: April Baylor from Sewing Novice
Wednesday June 5th: Danielle Thomas from Sew Gr8ful
Thursday June 6th: Darcy Rochholz Bjertness from Sew Beeloved
Friday June 7th: Ingrid from Sewingrid
Friday June 7th: Yvette van Musscher from Droomstoffen
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