So Klay started this thing called Fashion Thursday. Just a fun little way for some bloggers to show off any fashionable outfits or clothing. I realize as I'm getting a little older (this has nothing to do with the recent birthday) and as I'm sewing more and spending more time around beautiful fabrics, that I'm beginning to pay a little more attention to my clothing. I guess I'm just tired of looking shlumpy like I did for so many years back in school.
Anyways, I mentioned that I had visited the Built By Wendy store when I was in New York and picked up a couple of patterns. I had also been working on a "basic shirt" from the Sew U book, but that project is on hiatus since it came out huge and I'm trying to figure out a way to make it smaller and still fit right. Anyways, I tackled this one first, since I've seen it all over blogland and flickrland in the past few months. As soon as I started working on it, I realized that I had no elastic (I was planning on just making the top). So I used the neck and sleeves from the dress pattern and the body from the shirt pattern.
I think it came out pretty darn good. I had to finagle the back of the neck a bit since, with this neckline, there's supposed to be a zipper. I just added a couple of vintage buttons (I definitely need to work on my buttonhole skills). I'm so proud of myself! And certainly can't wait to make many more of these.
PS: Thanks so much for all the sweet birthday wishes! I had a great day and it's so touching to hear from all of you out there in blogland.