07 January 2008

Project number one of the new year

This project has been on my to-do list since before the holidays. Needless to say, it kind of got pushed aside in order to get all the craft-showing and gifting done in time. Now that all that's behind me, I finally had time to make this new shirt a reality.

After the last effort with this pattern (Built By Wendy/Simplicity 4111) I was really wanting to try it again. I immediately thought of the fabric that I should use and it's been just sitting there in the vast unknown of projects someday-to-be since November. I picked up this fabric back at the world's largest garage sale in early November and I'm not sure exactly what it is. Some kind of jersey knit/sweatshirt/polyester deal, who knows. It feels pretty 70s, but I'm digging it. Unfortunately I originally made it one size too big (why do I always think I'm bigger than I am? I guess I could have worse problems. I'll be quiet now), so I had to take out the sleeves, undo the hems, resew the side seams and the sleeves, reattach the sleeves, and rehem the cuffs and the bottom. Harumph. It took an extra hour or so, but well worth it, I would never have worn it the other way. This pattern already borders on the maternity look and having it be too big would only emphasize that. And who wants that?

So I like it. Check one post-holiday project of the list. On to the next one...


  1. It looks great. I still have this one on my to-do list.

  2. I think it turned out great! I've been meaning to try some of those bbw patterns, but clothing sewing scares the hell out of me.