Saturday, June 6, 2009

Yellow Shirt

I had been wanting to sew something for myself lately, but I had cleaned up the sewing room in preparation for Jack (it is also his room). I thought that I wouldn't have time for anymore projects. Well, seeing as he is not yet here, and I have time on my hands that I don't need to spend anticipating his arrival, I got all my sewing stuff back out. Ryan and I went to JoAnn's yesterday and found this pattern from Simplicity New Look.



I also found some terrific yellow fabric that was 50% off! I cut out the pattern this morning, and sewed this afternoon while Phil and Ryan were at a car show by Home Depot. I found that the pattern was generously sized (as in it first fit over my 9 month pregnant belly with ease when I first tried it on.) I would suggest going down a size smaller than your measurements would suggest if you were to sew this shirt for yourself. Now I think I have sized it appropriately to fit my soon-to-be (hopefully) not-pregnant self. I'm very pleased with the outcome. The only thing I am unhappy with is that I think my sewing machine is needing a tune up. The bobbin has not been cooperating lately. This problem decided to rear its ugly head when I was trying to attach the sleeves, which made what should have been an easy process, very time consuming.

6 comments:

  1. very cute! love the fabric. can't believe you sewed it so fast.

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  2. Can you fly out here and teach me to sew? Seriously, I am so un-crafty! Remember when I tried to learn to crochet? I still can only make trapezoid-shaped pot holders!

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  3. Love the fabric, great job. Is it cotton or blend?

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  4. The fabric is 100% cotton.

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