If you know Pink at all you know that in addition to the color pink she loves to thrift (pyrex and vintage sheets specifically). Yesterday, I wore my new shirt that I made (in pink!) and went thrifting. I found some pyrex, although faded, and some vintage sheets! I couldn't stop thinking that I was having a very Pink day.
Here's a peek at my loot:
|awesome green vase, hand stitched linen napkins, pink (faded) pyrex pie plate, sheets|
The aqua sheet is so smooth and soft! I can't wait to use it on the back of a quilt! And I'm pretty sure they are vintage - look at the labels.
And remember you can't judge a pattern by it's cover. I was looking at the lines and this one looked the most like a shirt I had recently bought at Target. I wanted to try some elastic thread for the sleeve gathering too.
ball gown skirt and made a mock up and decided it would work. When I saw this swiss dot at Hancock's (I was shocked!) I knew I had to have it for this shirt. It's easy and comfy like a t-shirt but looks a lot nicer.
I know I always like to see the clothing on people when they blog about it. So here's a shot my 5 year old took (again) this time with my heavy camera. She did pretty good, but cropped off part of my head, so I had to fix it a bit. And by a bit, I mean I cut the rest of my head off. I wasn't wearing any makeup, and who wants to see THAT anyway?
|just a note about that awesome haze in the background - no that's not from some cool lens creating a great effect. It's actually smoke from a local wildfire. It smells like a campsite in my house, and not in a good way.|
I'm going to be honest here, I don't really like how I look in the shirt in the photo - but some random person told me they liked it while I was shopping at Goodwill. (is that a good thing?) It's comfy though and cuter than just another t-shirt.
If you are nervous about sewing clothing this would be a GREAT beginner pattern. I cut out the 3 pieces the other day with the intent to put them aside for later. Then I thought - hey! There's only like 6 seams to sew! So I whipped up the major part of the shirt in about 20 minutes. The neck, sleeves and hem did take a little bit longer.
Hope you have a pinkalicious day!