Tuesday, July 16, 2013

T-shirt mania (and cool things Jeremy has done, part 2)

I've been watching what I eat and working out (a bit, anyway) for a couple months now, and I'm down 15 pounds.  As a result, all my post-partum clothes are too large, but my pre-pregnancy clothes are still a little too small.  This prompted me to search the Internet for some easy patterns for summer staples.  I hit the jackpot.  In the last 48 hours, I sewed three tops and one skirt.  My serger and I are very close now, and my confidence sewing with knits is way up.

First up is this totally awesome tutorial for a knit pencil skirt.  It was so easy to make and it really does fit perfectly.  I envision many more.

I made the top using Maria Denmark's Kirsten Kimono Tee pattern - free! This navy is my first effort, made of a slinky rayon jersey I picked up in the $2.95 section of G Street Fabrics in Virginia.  It was much too big at first and I took it in twice.  I also lowered the neckline to make it more flattering to me.

This is my second attempt at the tshirt.  I drafted a drape neck for this one.  I love how it turned out, but it is a hair snug on me (which is why it's being modeled by the Lady In Red - Jeremy's birthday present to me and the cool thing referenced in the title of this post).

And my third effort, which is the best yet:

I need to bring in the neckline a little on the sides to keep it from slipping, and I think I could still take in the sides a tiny bit, but how cool is it that I made my own tshirt?  I'm pretty excited.


  1. Great job, Masha! You are not wasting your time like I do! And you look great!!!


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