I've decided to start going through the Wardrobe Architect series. It means I'm a lot more thoughtful in things that I make for myself. I'll share more once I get farther into the series if you're even interested. I made myself a simple hi-lo Henley with a pompom trim that I made using a pattern from the book She Wears the Pants. I liked almost all of the designs in the book, but I'm just not hipster and cool enough to wear most of them. I really enjoyed looking through all the pictures and designs. I loved the book, but I would recommend it to intermediate seamstresses since the instructions and pictures are a little sparse.
I decided on the boxy pompom top from the book. I loved the simplicity and the shape. I lengthened it by 10" and added a button placket to the front. I also added striped bias and pompom trim to all the edges. I used a really tiny pompom trim that I hated sewing with, but I love how it turned out. I used thrifted fabric. It's a gorgeous blue cotton woven that drapes really well.
I'm wearing DIY leggings that I wore all winter and have since shortened them into capris for the summer. This is a great top for the summer, and I think it'll be fun over a swimsuit. It's so soft and fluid.
The batteries in my camera remote died, and I haven't gotten new ones yet. The last couple of outfit posts, I have Henry stand on a chair and push the button. He makes the funniest faces while he's taking pictures which makes me laugh. He's is such a silly boy.