Full disclosure: This was sewn and photographed with the release of the Basic Tees from P4P.  However, I wanted to give this top it’s own post because it was made with the October 2018 Threads of the Month.  (And yes, it took me four months to sew something with this gorgeous fabric….don’t judge.)

Whenever I choose fabrics, I always try to think ahead a month or two.  Like…what is coming up next that my subscribers will want to sew for?  This fabric was chosen with Halloween in mind, because it has that gorgeous black and white contrasting floral.  But I also thought it would translate well for basic everyday wear.  Or fancy wear.  Or whatever you wanted to make it into.  I LOVE it so much that it took me forever to decide what to make it into.

I ultimately decided that this rayon/spandex blend would be SO CUTE as a Basic Tee from Patterns for Pirates.  And I was right.  I’m only kicking myself a little bit for making it short sleeved…because it’s still too cold to wear it without layering right now.  Dang.  So close to the perfect sew!  I am very much so looking forward to wearing it as soon as the weather gets above 40 degrees though.  (Fingers crossed that’s sooner than later.)

What is Threads of the Month?

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!

So what do you think?  Did I make a good choice with my fabric and pattern pairing?  What would you have made with this beauty?


Pattern: The Basic Tee – Women’s by Patterns for Pirates

Fabric: Threads of the Month from Thread & Grain