Woohoo!  I’m back for another round of sharing what was sent out in a Thread & Grain “Threads of the Month” subscription package.  This fabric was sent out right before Christmas, this past December.  And I’ve been itching to make something with it for myself.  Here she is!

Honestly, my motivation behind this month’s pick was to do something different than I’d done so far.  I’ve gone floral.  I’ve gone bright prints.  I’ve gone metallic gold.  I’ve gone multi-colored plaid.  This time, I wanted to pick something soft….in both color and touch.  And I thought it was time to choose something that was more unisex in print.

Since I’m the fabric cutter of the whole TOTM process, I never keep a full 2-yard cut for myself.  I keep all the scraps.  So I always end up with these super random lengths of yardage, for which I end up making my own outfits.  I’ve created something for Bennett already (but it’s a pre-test item and I can’t share it yet), have now sewn up this top for myself, and will be squeaking out a sweater of some sort for Louis with what I have left.  I’m SO EXCITED that I will be able to clothe the whole family with this one.  It’s perfect for all of us.

Are you ready to talk about the pattern that I chose for myself?

This time around, I went with the Paige Piko from Made for Mermaids.  This is the second time I’ve made one, but the first of the final draft of this pattern.  I was part of the pre-test and then life took hold and I didn’t finish out the testing with my Mermaid ladies.  

I believe that this shirt was created with the Name That Must Not Be Said’s Irma top in mind.  It’s very generous in sizing, and the most important measurement to pay attention to on this pattern is your hips.  It’s a pretty relaxed cut through the bust and waist, and then skims closer to your hips.  It’s a piko style dolman sleeve, which makes it an insanely quick sew. 

I absolutely adore the high-low hem version…which is what I sewed up here.  It’s got a higher scoop in the front, and then a longer, tunic length in back.  It’s the bees knees.  And would be fabulous for those of you who live in leggings.  

There are multiple hem options as well as two neckline variations.  I went with the lower, more open neckline.  Because otherwise I feel like I’m choking in crew necks. #dramatic

Let’s talk about what exactly Threads of the Month is, okay?

Threads of the Month is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3!

  1. Sign up!
  2. Receive!
  3. Sew!

As a lover of fabric and sewing and color, my goal is to deliver some amazing fabrics to you — of which you can turn around and make some amazing threads for yourself.  Each month, you will receive 2-yards of knit fabrics (on varying bases) in the mail.  Most of the time it will be a continuous 2-yard length, but we might surprise you with some coordinating prints from time to time.

The Threads of the Month subscription price is $25 and includes shipping.  Right now, we are keeping it to US delivery only, but we hope to open it up beyond that soon!  We will try and provide you with inspiration for these prints, as well as surprise goodies included in the packages from time-to-time.

Sign up for THREADS of the MONTH here!


PatternPaige Piko by Made for Mermaids

Fabric: December Threads of the Month from Thread & Grain