Cutting Table : Grandma’s Nautical Look

Thanks to everyone who weighed in about my posting habits! So many nice compliments and suggestions. I’m glad you all are enjoying The Sew Weekly and will do my best to try to make this place interesting to visit.*

So without further ado, here’s a look at an upcoming outfit I’m planning — what I’m currently calling “Grandma’s Nautical Look.”


I love this picture of my grandmother. Not only because she actually is posing, but she’s got her trademark big smile, a smile which I definitely inherited. The outfit is practical and simple but just so smart. And the best part is that I have all the patterns already to make this little number.

Here’s a breakdown of the patterns I’m using as well as the fabric that I’ve purchased.


Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. Your grandmother is so beautiful! She looks just like you!

  2. I love that you are putting together a look that your grandma wore. You look so much like her:)
    I can’t wait to see the finished outfit.

  3. I would just like to say-I’ve been reading it for quiet awhile and I find it, and your projects very inspiring. Also – you and your gran could be twins! Beautiful. Keep up the good work, I can’t wait to see what you’ll do next.

  4. Your grandmother is so cool! I love her outfit, and I can’t wait to see your interpretation!

  5. Aw, this is so sweet! I bet this would make your grandma really happy.
    And, I didn’t weigh in on the posting-question, but I’m so loving this moodboard idea, and the planning out of your sewing projects! Oh, you should probably brace yourself for starting a trend on sewing blogs with this one!