Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Paris shirt revisited

This morning I wanted to show the shirt I made this weekend one more time up close so you can see the awesome print on the fabric.  Enjoy!  :)



Sunday, September 9, 2012

The curse is broken!

I made this shirt today in just a few hours! I used the Sencha pattern form Colette Patterns for the first time, though I'm sure it wont be the last. This pattern is really cool, because you can use it three different ways. Because the fabric was so lovely, I used the most simple version of the pattern so as not to distract from the material. I made some adjustments to the pattern, for a number of reasons. One, I added snaps rather than button because, well, I don't know how to make button holes. I also ran out of fabric, so I made the back slightly shorter than the pattern called for, but it really doesn't show. Lastly, I extended the middle darts on the front of the shirt quite a bit so that it was a bit more flattering. I also changed the sleeves a little. I am happy with all of my choices and adjustments on this shirt, and felt very comfortable wearing it to dinner at my friends house tonight.

I was especially excited to be able to wear this over to my friends house tonight because my friend Kimmi gave me the fabric for this shirt a few weeks ago out of the blue. It was such a nice sweet surprise! I couldn't wait to get started using this beautiful cotton Paris print, as well as my new Sencha pattern, and it turns out they were a match made it heaven!

So, it seems that my curse is broken and my creativity and love of sewing are back! Yay!

I had my husband take these photos of me before we went out tonight to show how I wore this shirt. I also finally found a box hair color without bleach in it that I really like and wanted to show that off too. The clips in my hair came as a free gift from Modcloth, something they do quite often when you order from them. Such sweet little hearts! I will show you the dresses that I bought when I got these in a post soon.

I hope everyone had a great weekend, and that you all are ready for a beautiful week. :)