It’s not officially summer until you’ve sewn yourself up another matching two piece set. I’m kicking off summer sewing with Simplicity 8394 (crop top) and Vogue 1486 (skirt). Don’t you love the feeling when you finish a project and know you’ve created something fabulous? That is exactly how I feel about this outfit. I haven’t sewn anything that has really excited me in about six months. I’ve made a few tops and dresses here and there, but nothing that felt truly special. When I wore this outfit tonight, though, I felt so glamorous. I went to a performing arts show and then I met up with friends at the Night Market. So many people stopped me to tell me how much they loved my outfit and I never tire of the pleasure of telling people, “I made it.” This is why I sew. You’re never going to find anything as unique and special as a beautifully well-made sewn garment that fits your body in a fabric you love. For project details, read on.