Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Just needed an easy project.

Do you ever have one of those days where you just need to be able to get something done that will work and you know it will work and not have to stress about it too badly? Well that is exactly what I needed yesterday. I made a second version of a shirt I have already made.

The pattern is from the book Sew Liberated by Meg McElwee. You may have heard me sing the praises of this book before but she really does have a great design aesthetic and her patterns are wonderful.

This is the first version I made back in early March...

It is your basic little peasant style blouse. It is comfortable and I think quite pretty as well as versatile. These are all reasons I made another one.

This fabric is left over from my Birthday Dress that I made for myself back in august. I am very sad to report that right now the birthday dress is too tight! And I cannot squeeze myself into the stinking thing! But my goal is for it to fit again by my birthday!

But for now I can wear this shirt and still get to enjoy the lovely fabric. I made some very slight changes in the way that I made the shirt. At the neck and the sleeve I did a rolled edge and then sewed the elastic on about half an inch below the finished edge.

On the first version above I made a more traditional casing for the elastic. I thought that since this is the same shirt pattern that I should make some small changes so I don;t end up making the exact same shirt all the time. However it is a great shirt and it is easy and it fits. You should not be surprised if you see more versions of this shirt in the future.

Peace Out - C