|i spent my morning making this shirt, not doing my hair obviously|
this isn't really meant to be a renfrew knock off (if that is indeed what it looks like). i merely wished to make a copy of an old worn out tee shirt that i loved to death (quite literally!) and you know how the best laid plans work out...
|it's got some wrinkles since it's not skintight: here i am smoothing|
i'm getting ahead of myself: this shirt was made for the sew weekly challenge (shirts). i wanted to join the sew weekly because i didn't think i'd every end up making myself any clothes if i didn't have a push. i've had the pattern drafted for 3 months now and i'm just now committing the 3 hours it takes to make (be gentle, i'm still learning). i think that just about proves my point.
this was meant to be a sort of muslin, hopefully of the wearable sort. i don't really think this sweet candy pink (cotton candy perhaps?) is a great color for me. as colder weather approaches the availability and location of acceptable sunlight has gone from limited to nonexistent. the shirt color is a little bit darker than in these pictures; more along the lines of this:
|ugh, horrible bathroom artificial light shot|
i sewed all the major seams and then tried it on: the shirt was just the right length or maybe even a wee bit short... meaning: if i hemmed it, it was gonna be too short. uh oh. so when i cut the neckband i cut a wide band for the bottom and thin bands for the arms. if the seam allowances start migrating when washed i'll go ahead and topstitch them down, but for now i didn't bother
|ice princess! wtf is with the weird blue light?|
i'm not gonna lie, maybe it's the newness, the honeymoon period, but i seriously love this shirt. this will be my favorite shirt until i make another one. i don't know if i'll do the band again or just lengthen the pattern pieces to be the right length. is it perfect? nope. it's asymmetrical, imperfect, and there are a couple of puckered spots but nothing that bothers me today!
the nitty gritty
fabric: a small portion of a sweet pink jersey sheet from the op shop. approixmately $2.50
pattern: my new tee pattern (for my own reference: the brown pitaya shirt pattern)
first worn: all day today, chalk marks and all (if you can see them in the pics, consider them temporary please)
time to make: only 2 or 3 hours, which i'm pretty happy with. i'm sure the next will be quicker
final thoughts: i wish i had a few days to just whip up more of these. i'm really a jeans and tee kinda gal (or at least my lifestyle as stay at home mommy makes me one) so i never have enough cute flattering tees. when christmas is over!
|aww shucks, i'm pretty proud of this little thing|