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.