The crazed assembly of another pair of pj pants and its unfortunate ill-fitting outcome did not deter me from more late-night frenzied sewing before I left for my trip south. In fact, the last several nights before I got on the plane, I was up until 2:00am or so trying to get everything done. But in this case, I actually ended up with something that fit, and that I took on the trip. In fact, the weather was in the 80s and 90s that week, and this simple cotton top was the perfect thing.
pattern: Simplicty 4589. You know, because everyone else is doing it.
Seriously, every time I saw this shirt online it whispered, “Make me!”
So I finally did. And it won’t be the last time.
fabric: cheapo cotton from JoAnn, a sort of peachypink with little rosebuds and white dots.
modifications: None, except to take it in a bit because it turns out that every Simplicity pattern I make ends up running large.
verdict: I really love it, even though it’s a tad boxy. I already have some mods in mind for next time, which I think will be coming soon (but not frantically!). This was such a rush job, and it definitely shows in the details. But I was happy with it overall (it’s my first shirt), and I learned a lot about basic shirt construction. This pattern comes with several variations, but this is my favorite – I always love a square neckline.
But Little Buddha, who is interested in nearly every hobby I have, has been begging to try my camera. I may be a fool, but today I let the little guy give it a whirl.
Not bad for a two year-old eh? It may not be a perfect shot of the top, but it’s certainly my favorite.
That’s my favorite picture too – very artistic. The top is cute – again it’s great that you’re learning new stuff, exciting.
I actually think that’s quite a flattering photo both of you and the shirt. Little Buddha has some talent! Great job on your first shirt!
I love that last photo. Great shirt!!
i love that last photo. so sweet!
and the top looks fantastic. you are inspiring me to give sewing tops another go!
oh he’s taken such a lovely smile in that photo…your top is so pretty…when I was younger i used to think that patterns were cut too big, now I find that they are cutting them too small!! hmmm….
Sewing hint, go by the measurements, not the sizes! And be sure to use 5/8″ seams! Another idea (that I use) I use the right size and cut the pattern down (by 5/8″). Crazy but that seems to work. I’ve been sewing for 20+ years! My parents bought me my first sewing maching when I was in high school.
ps, I’m going for that shirt pattern such a great look!