The promised pictures

Ok, so it's just of some sewing I did (as referenced yesterday of the shirt that was almost done).

I REALLY love this shirt. I normally don't even look at big3/4 patterns, but picked this up after someone on sewingmamas did a "sew and show" (SNS) with it. It went together pretty easily, and I was shocked that it fit right out of the envelope. I didn't need to make any modifications other than shortening the sleeves. It's butterick 5185 if you want to go snag it for yourself!

My coverhemmer was giving me fits though. This is what parts of the inside look like. Thankfully it's just for me, and I did get it figured out by the time I got to the sleeves. Which was another mistake. I had cut them out of a scrap, and didn't notice the grain/stretch was the wrong direction. They're full enough though that they're not too tight.

I love the way it fits my 4mo postpartum body. Nice and flowy at the bottom, with the twist placed perfectly to hide the little belly I still have. But fitted at the top so I don't feel frumpy. And I don't look like I'm ready to go teach school, but not trying to look like a 15 year old either. Which seems very hard to do these days as I've spent countless hours trying to shop for clothes for me!

If I didn't have objections to having a closet full of all the same shirt, this would be it. I WILL make at least 2 more though, one in a print, and the other with 3/4 length sleeves. I think I'll try to add about an inch to the length too.


Jo said…
Of course I had to check out your blog girl! I love that shirt on you and so wish I would have had ANY talent when I tried sewing. lol

Big hugz

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