Sunday, July 29, 2007

The one in which the second wasn't easier than the first

This shirt isn't new to the blogosphere (see Amy's and Anina's recent versions). I made this shirt about two weeks ago out of some cotton gauze and loved it. That same week I won some of this dreamy fabric from Sew Mama Sew and decided to make another shirt with this pattern (Simplicity 3887). Since the first one went together so easily, I must have gotten a little cocky and didn't take the usual measures I normally do with the second try. Thus, I cut out the sleeves exactly the same (the sleeve pattern is not symmetrical). That was mistake number one. Mistake number two happened when I modified the pattern by cutting about half an inch off the sides for more bust definition and didn't into take into account my rump's circumference.

But all was not lost. Sure, I have a scant 1/4 seam allowance on the bottom side seams and I have an extra sleeve with no place to go (thankfully I had enough fabric to cut out an extra sleeve), but the end result is as I envisioned.

Now I can't decide what to do with the rest of the day: sew or catch up with Harry Potter? Oh, decisions decisions.


teresa said...

oh i love it!

Unknown said...

I love that fabric, the shirt would great with some jeans :)


This Journey of Mine said...

This is beautiful! I really love it.

beki said...

That is so cute! I must tackle that pattern soon ;-)