a shirt for me

7.10.2010

yes, sad to say, this was the last shirt I was going to enter for the Spring Top Week contest.  I just finished it the other night.  I had made a dress from the same pattern last summer, but this time the neck piece just didn't want to cooperate.  So I ripped seams, re-pinned, sewed it again, and again, but it finally worked out so it's at least sort of wearable. 


I really like the fit, I think I finally found what size works for me in Simplicity patterns.  Hopefully I'll wear it a bunch and I'd definitely say it's the most comfortable top I've made.  Yay for that, since the poor thing was sitting in my 'to-finish' pile for so long. 


I love being able to pull something out of my work in progress pile and complete it, such a good feeling.  I'll be doing that more hopefully.  The other thing I've been wondering about is the amount of scraps leftover from projects like this, I really find it difficult to think of the main print for anything but a shirt now, do you find it easy or hard to change your mind on what fabrics can be used for what once you've made them into something?  Maybe I'm just crazy.  But I do know that the fabric I used for these projects are definitely Christmas fabric now, darn.

20 comments :

  1. i love it! so cute! and i love the fabric you chose, too.

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  2. I like this shirt a lot. Does it zip or button in the back? I think I might have to give it a try. Great fabric, too!

    I have a skirt that I cut the fabric for weeks ago and I'm thinking of getting started on it tonight. We'll see if it actually happens.

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  3. it looks great and you look great in it

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  4. Actually no, when I am done with a project I get so excited about the scraps because I don't worry about using scraps, I just have fun with them. The shirt does look like a great fit!

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  5. Love it! I made a dress from that pattern and had the WORST time with the collar - how did you get it right?

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  6. Cutey-cute!!! I love the fabrics! I'm not so experienced at making shirts for myself yet. And that's the thing I need more of! Way to go!

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  7. Oh it's so cute Anna! Did you like the dress version too? The top is way cuter on you than on the pattern envelope, I wouldn't have thought to try it but now I want to! Thanks so much for sharing :).

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  8. It is such a cute lovely top ! I love the two big pockets .

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  9. that's a great easy shape to wear and looks really good with contrasting fabrics. well done!

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  10. I like this. I wish I could get busy and take more stuff out of my in progress box.

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  11. I have started cutting my scraps into charm squares. There are so many fun patchwork ideas using char squares and that way i attend not to label my fabric as beinng for one thing versus another. :)

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  12. What a cute top! I love your fabric choices.

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  13. Sigh, coming to your site is like a kid in a candy store for me. You are just so clever and I love your style. I can't sew, but boy I wish I could!!

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  14. kate - no buttons or zippers, so yay! :)

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  15. Very nice! I like the fabric you used in this one too. Then neckline is very flattering.

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  16. Not gonna lie, I kind of wish I could sew like you! I am working on it! I actually just did my first shirt...I love all of your stuff.

    Just Another Day in Paradise

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  17. Your shirt looks very nicely made and comfy to wear!! I really like those big pockets ;)

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  18. so pretty! I think it turned out great! I really like your fabric combination.

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