When I went through my fabrics the other day, I found a couple of fabrics that I chose for a Torrens Box Top. I have made several of these and I love them for summer wear. They are easy and made in cotton are perfect for summer wear. This is the fabric I have and it is also my source.
If you click the link, you will note that deep border of lace? I know. It just became something I had to have. It was an obsession but I still only paid the buy one, get two free price. I was obsessed, not crazy. It's a cotton summer top and is something neat to wear around home, so all thoughts of fancy are out. Comfortable is in.
A Torrens is a great top to get back to sewing with. It is a simple shape and so few seams and only a small bit of finishing. It will be a short sleeve version with no adaptations to the pattern other than what that gorgeous lace requires. I will do only my standard deviation for a good fit on my hips. It will be an a line Torrens.
Last time I sewed, I cut out three or four fabrics and different garments in one day and while that worked pretty well at the time, having to watch that pile all the time was a bit of a chore. I worried about losing the small pieces or getting the interfacings mixed up. I may cut out two Torrens, because they can easily be sewn in the course of a couple of days but beyond that, one pattern, and maybe two projects, I am not going to go.
My hand is feeling much better but there still are twinges and I am not going to knit till it feels good with zero twitches when I do light weight work. Soon though. Soon.
So, sewing it is.