Your Summer Sewing Essentials... Styling The Cold Shoulder Tunic Top Sewing Pattern

The Cold Shoulder Tunic Top PDF Sewing Pattern

Winter is officially behind us and temps are warming up here in Michigan, now is the time to start planning your summer sewing projects.

Planning a vacation, weekend getaway or perhaps a staycation with a relaxing day on the deck and then cocktails with friends? The Cold Shoulder Tunic Top PDF sewing pattern is the "go to" top for summer.

This isn't your ordinary linen top sewing pattern. Couture quality finishing techniques are used to give a clean and easy, well-made garment.

Linen is the perfect fabric to use with this pattern. It's smooth and cool to the touch. It breathes and dries quickly. I have worn this top at a beach as a cover up. Did a quick wash in the sink and then let air dry outside. Gave it a shake and wore it to dinner that same night. Yes, linen wrinkles, but a good quality, medium weight linen, wrinkles in a way that is almost sculptural. 

Here are a few perfectly paired day and night essentials for a day off to be remembered.

Yes, you can wear a two piece swimsuit that's suited for a real woman's body and feel sexy without showing off too much skin. 

Protect your skin and hair from the sun with a wide brimmed hat, chic Jackie O sunglasses and a good sunscreen. I like CeraVe products.

Escape while putting a little blush in your cheeks with Julie Richmond's USA Today Bestseller, Searching for Moore. The first volume in the Finding Moore series. Julie is a dear friend and amazing writer. 

After your day in the sun and a soothing shower, smooth on Ever's Glow Body Renewal Oil for a sun-kissed, shimmer that's also good for your skin.

For evening, pair the tunic with a neutral ruched or asymmetrical knit skirt, muted gold, sleek earring hoops and a bangle or a statement ring and you have a chic, modern look that doesn't compete with your own beautiful features. 

I'm a light traveler and try to get everything into one small bag. If I'm flying, it comes with me on the plane in a carryon or rollerboard. That means double duty for my clothes and shoes. As much as I love heels, it's all flats for me now. I wore too many narrow shoes in my past life and now I'm paying the price. Classic, neutral slip-ons can be worn during the day and night. 

Time to fire up that machine and get sewing!