Eeeeep, you guys, this is big.
Well... it's a little big, even if that is an oxymoron.
I ACTUALLY SEWED MY FIRST SHIRT FROM SCRATCH!!
See, I've always feared making a 'real' shirt (or any clothing) since I still tend to distrust my sewing *ability* and had nervous visions of the threads all breaking - dropping my clothes at an inopportune time (like flashing everyone while out in public!).
Yah, that fear... scared shirt-less.
But this time I went for it.
Using one of my old hippy tunic styled shirts as a 'pattern'.. I cut all the pieces I would need from this gorgeous material I had recently purchased:
Of course I screwed up some parts as I went (like sewing my collar with the rough edge out) but I camouflaged it with this sweet detail of lace ribbon under the rim!
Don't you love it when mistakes turn into masterpieces... that's totally how I roll.
So there's my happy dance for actually making this shirt work... and, fit!
The fabric is a periwinkle-denim coloured, linen-looking cotton... with that beauty eyelet embroidery at the bottom.
I extended my sleeves to a 3/4 length using a tan fabric as well.
This sewing success has me in the mood to create a new 'spring edition' of shirts for my wardrobe!
Maybe I can finally make a dent in my
hoarded stash of fabric.