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a shirt for me

yes, sad to say, this was the last shirt I was going to enter for the Spring Top Week contest.  I just finished it the other night.  I had made a dress from the same pattern last summer, but this time the neck piece just didn’t want to cooperate.  So I ripped seams, re-pinned, sewed it again, and again, but it finally worked out so it’s at least sort of wearable. 

I really like the fit, I think I finally found what size works for me in Simplicity patterns.  Hopefully I’ll wear it a bunch and I’d definitely say it’s the most comfortable top I’ve made.  Yay for that, since the poor thing was sitting in my ‘to-finish’ pile for so long. 

I love being able to pull something out of my work in progress pile and complete it, such a good feeling.  I’ll be doing that more hopefully.  The other thing I’ve been wondering about is the amount of scraps leftover from projects like this, I really find it difficult to think of the main print for anything but a shirt now, do you find it easy or hard to change your mind on what fabrics can be used for what once you’ve made them into something?  Maybe I’m just crazy.  But I do know that the fabric I used for these projects are definitely Christmas fabric now, darn.


20 Responses to a shirt for me

  1. Lora 07.10.2010 at 5:14 pm #

    i love it! so cute! and i love the fabric you chose, too.

  2. *kate 07.10.2010 at 6:17 pm #

    I like this shirt a lot. Does it zip or button in the back? I think I might have to give it a try. Great fabric, too!

    I have a skirt that I cut the fabric for weeks ago and I’m thinking of getting started on it tonight. We’ll see if it actually happens.

  3. Leslie 07.10.2010 at 6:22 pm #

    it looks great and you look great in it

  4. hilltopmom 07.10.2010 at 6:36 pm #

    Love it. It does look comfy.

  5. Amy 07.10.2010 at 6:40 pm #

    Actually no, when I am done with a project I get so excited about the scraps because I don’t worry about using scraps, I just have fun with them. The shirt does look like a great fit!

  6. Meghan 07.10.2010 at 6:47 pm #

    Love it! I made a dress from that pattern and had the WORST time with the collar – how did you get it right?

  7. Sarah R 07.10.2010 at 6:48 pm #

    That’s cute, Anna!

  8. Jenny 07.10.2010 at 8:15 pm #

    Cutey-cute!!! I love the fabrics! I’m not so experienced at making shirts for myself yet. And that’s the thing I need more of! Way to go!

  9. Sew Much Ado 07.10.2010 at 10:49 pm #

    Oh it’s so cute Anna! Did you like the dress version too? The top is way cuter on you than on the pattern envelope, I wouldn’t have thought to try it but now I want to! Thanks so much for sharing :).

  10. PY 07.10.2010 at 11:15 pm #

    It is such a cute lovely top ! I love the two big pockets .

  11. Mrs Yappy Dog 07.11.2010 at 2:56 am #

    that’s a great easy shape to wear and looks really good with contrasting fabrics. well done!

  12. lisa 07.11.2010 at 2:36 pm #

    I like this. I wish I could get busy and take more stuff out of my in progress box.

  13. QuiltyGirl 07.11.2010 at 3:36 pm #

    I have started cutting my scraps into charm squares. There are so many fun patchwork ideas using char squares and that way i attend not to label my fabric as beinng for one thing versus another. :)

  14. Mary 07.11.2010 at 4:20 pm #

    What a cute top! I love your fabric choices.

  15. Maxabella 07.11.2010 at 8:41 pm #

    Sigh, coming to your site is like a kid in a candy store for me. You are just so clever and I love your style. I can’t sew, but boy I wish I could!!

  16. Anna 07.11.2010 at 9:34 pm #

    kate – no buttons or zippers, so yay! :)

  17. Jeannie 07.12.2010 at 8:07 am #

    Very nice! I like the fabric you used in this one too. Then neckline is very flattering.

  18. Larissa 07.12.2010 at 9:30 pm #

    Not gonna lie, I kind of wish I could sew like you! I am working on it! I actually just did my first shirt…I love all of your stuff.

    Just Another Day in Paradise

  19. ayumills 07.13.2010 at 12:37 pm #

    Your shirt looks very nicely made and comfy to wear!! I really like those big pockets 😉

  20. Christine 07.15.2010 at 7:25 pm #

    so pretty! I think it turned out great! I really like your fabric combination.

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