But who cares (okay, I might care a little … there is a really sweet prize package for the winner) … I have my first top of 2010! And I *think* I might just wear it more than once.
And … and … and … I made it in a day (pretty much) and it only cost me $6!
The newest issue of my favorite sewing magazine, Stitch, had the cutest t-shirt ruffle top (and better yet? It’s a free download on their site, just click the link) that I was excited to make … just as soon as I finished up all the sewing for my Spring Boutique/Open House.
Well that was done Saturday afternoon.
So, yesterday I spent about a half hour reading, printing and cutting the pattern.
Today I spent about 3 hours taping the pattern, cutting the pieces and sewing the top.
I think it could be done quicker, but I’ve never sewn with jersey (t-shirt) knit so I was taking it slow AND a new pattern always takes longer the first try. I will say I love working with knit material and I think this pattern has real potential to be a great base for several new tops.
I made a size small, but when I tried it on it was a way to ‘flow-y’ (read ‘maternity-ish‘) for my liking so I took in both side seams by 1 inch. Of course I tried the top on AFTER I’d hemmed the bottom (hello foggy cold/allergy head) which means I had to rip that out to fix the sides.
Then I wanted to add a little something to the lace area to slightly detract from the revealing aspect. Of course all it will reveal is a well loved bra strap … but again, do I want people staring at that?!?! No way … so I tried my hand at the wildly popular stitched flower. Call me a conformist, but I love it!
I know, a picture ON ME would be much more helpful in getting a feel for what this really looks like, but today was not a day for pictures of ME.
You can’t vote for me, but go vote on the finalists this week … just click on the sidebar link.
P.S. Both the green jersey knit and the lace were lucky finds at JoAnns. Both red tagged and another 50% off of that. Whoo–hoo!