Friday, September 21, 2012

t-shirt: round 1

Happy Friday! I am so looking forward to this weekend. We officially kick off fall and I am thinking waffles, pumpkin scones, chocolate apple cake, and chocolate chip pumpkin bread are in order, at the very least :) I will be enjoying a nice food {and sugar} coma by the end of the weekend I think.

But anyway, I was going to post the fall jacket I made the little one today, but I haven't been able to convince her to let me take pictures of her in it yet. So I am hoping by Monday I will have that to show you. *sigh* the difficulties of having a 2 year old model. So instead, I thought I would finally post the striped t-shirt I made myself.

It was really simple to make. Almost laughably so actually. I was inspired by this and this and figured I could make it work. I only had 1 yard to work with which is why the sleeves are a bit shorter than I would have made otherwise, but I think it looks really good. It is a bit tight because I cut too close to the fitted shirt I was using as a guide not thinking about how I would want it a bit slouchier, but it fits and that is what matters. I put the band around the bottom, but since it is so tight it doesn't actually do much.

Obviously these pictures were taken last week, ya know, when I could still go outside in shorts. I want to try another t-shirt eventually, but I'm in no hurry. For now I continue on my quilting kick. I took a break and sewed up my echo baby top, so now I just need to get out and get a back for it. I know what I want already, I just have to do it. In the mean time I am still working away on my tragic kingdom quilt. It feels so slow since it takes me 45 minutes - 1 hour to make one block. So we'll see how big it actually gets. And we'll see how quickly it happens since this weekend is all about food and friends and fun and fall and not so much sewing.  Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

1 comment:

  1. It looks great! I can't believe you got that out of only 1 yard of fabric - sweet!