January 2, 2011

My First Shirt!


First day into 2011, and I managed to make my first shirt. Even with a hangover. I'm pretty pleased with myself, to be honest. This is something I actually want to wear out of the house. 

Technically, it took me three nights to "whip up" this blouse. I decided I was going to be super perfectionist-y when it came to measuring and following directions, instead of trying to rush through it per usual. So I worked on it a couple of hours every night. The yellow fabric I ordered on sale from Sew, Mama, Sew, and I used just a yard of it. The green fabric was actually an old pillowcase of ours. 

All I did is follow Sew, Mama, Sew's Spring Ruffle Top tutorial, borrowed from blogger Made By Rae. It turns out, this is a great "fat day" shirt. Plenty big enough.  I actually had to do some of the "shaping" it mentions at the end of the tutorial to make it less billowy. Let's see how it holds up in the wash. ;)

P.S. Can you tell I'm ready for winter to be over already? I'm a warm weather girl through and through. 




9 comments:

  1. I'm gonna try and make this! So great Ellen! I love it!

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  2. You should be pleased! It looks adorable.

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  3. That shirt is awesome! And I love Sew Mama Sew, too. I could get lost on that site for days.

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  4. Leah, you have to make it! It's actually really good for maternity, as is, without any shaping! xo

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  5. Love it! it looks great on you too! and, love those clog-boots! looking good, lady.

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  6. cute cute cute! i wish i had been more ambitious over break. but boy did i love the time off! :)

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  7. What a great shirt! Can't believe it's the first one you've ever made! I found you through sewmamasew! Lovely blog!

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  8. i've made it too..check out mine

    http://aiemethyst.blogspot.com/2010/12/dress-sewing.html

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