I found a simple and flattering pattern on Pinterest, and the perfect knit fabric to make it in at Quilting Mayhem.
|Natty Top Free PDF Pattern|
(Click the photo to be taken to the original site for the free pattern download.)
|Art Gallery Fabric: Petal and Plume Knit|
(Click the fabric photo to purchase online through Quilting Mayhem.)
The pattern calls for using a serger and/or a double needle. When I started making the shirt on Thursday evening I had neither. I quick trip to the craft store and I was able to pick up the needle Friday, and finish the shirt on Saturday morning. I love how it turned out!
Nathan and I went out for a Saturday morning date to the Lake Stevens Aquafest craft show, and then met up with Grandma and Grandpa for lunch… so it was a perfect time to wear it and feel all fancy!
Plus, I went to a bachelorette party Saturday night! It was my first time going to such a party, and I had a blast. I’m thankful to be meeting new friends here, and that I made my first shirt that fit and lasted through the night (and beyond!) so that is a bonus!
This evening I was going to make more progress on a quilt I’m working on for the shop, but my fashion fabric was freshly washed in the dryer, so it had to be dealt with instead. I decided to use the same pattern, but try to make it out of a non-stretch cotton fabric.
It worked out perfectly fine. I’m thinking about letting out the seam a little bit on the hip, just enough for a little wiggle room, but still it isn’t to shabby if I may say so myself. In all reality, the shirt is finished. I can put it on and take it off without dislocating my shoulders so I will probably just leave it. I just won’t eat any Mexican or Chinese food when I wear it because there is no extra room.
Now I’m anxious to do more fashion sewing because Pinterest has provided me with another tutorial for a vintage inspired top that I really want to try next.
|Retro Inspired Wrap Shirt Tutorial|
(Click the photo for a direct link to the tutorial.)
I would have started this shirt tonight, but I’m about 5″ short on fabric! Thankfully, Quilting Mayhem carries the fabric I have planned for this shirt.
|Cotton + Steel Fabrics: Tokyo Train Lawn|
(Click the photo to buy the fabric online.)
I know octopus fabric isn’t everyone’s style, but I think it is going to be so cute when it’s done. I’m seriously developing a thing for steam-punky octopi – yeah they are a thing!
***Note to Self: Maybe I should do a round-up of octopi fabric on Spoonflower, because I’m already spending so much time browsing through it to begin with!***
Anyway, I have to pick up a little bit more of this fabric before I can start the shirt so in the meantime I guess I will have to focus on the things that need to be done.