Well, I hope at least most of you are having a happy Thursday. I am having a great day today because I finally finished my knit top that I have been working on. For some reason, I kept having trouble with the gathering. Yes, gathering! It seems like such a small thing to get hung up on, but I did. My gathers would not stay so I had to consult my sewing manual to see what I was doing wrong. The answer was in securing my gathering threads. Needless to say, since I had to learn that after the fact, I spent a great deal of time removing threads.
Here is a reminder of Simplicity 2364...
I made View D, which is on the first column, second row, first photo on the left. I chose this one because I didn't have much fabric left over from my dress in the last post.
So this is leopard print, part 2 for me, and I am really glad that I decided to use up the rest of this fabric! The shirt fits nicely, and is also as comfy as the dress. I did not have a hard time with the directions at all, even though they were not marked "easy" as most of the patterns I buy are. As a matter of fact, most sewists could put this one together in one night if they are determined to do so, because there isn't anything really complicated to it.
My only change to the top was to leave out the facings (I didn't have enough fabric anyway).
The top I made is definitely more casual, but I could definitely see this style of top with a dressier vibe using a different choice of fabric. Mushywear made her version of this same shirt, and it turned out beautiful! Check out her shirt here.
I must say, when I put this shirt on I felt a lot like a cave woman. Albeit, a nicely dressed cave woman, but a cave woman nonetheless!! Maybe I was channeling baby Pebbles from the Flintstones...
At any rate, I really enjoyed sewing this shirt, and I will definitely sew it again. There is even a long-sleeved version for cooler weather, so that will be a nice one to try.
I never imagined that I could be sewing my own clothes and loving it! I now have two handmade pieces in my closet, and I want to wear those more than clothing that I buy!
I hope all of you are working on projects that make your own heart sing.