Sunday, May 04, 2008

spring is gingham

With my May 1st deadline out of the way, the time has come to catch up on some practical sewing projects. This little tank is actually from the 70's pattern I found in the winter but with a whole whack of modifications. I just couldn't handle the sleeves, so I cut them right off and then had to put darts along the bust to help pull the shape up. You'd think this would be a disaster with gingham, but so far it doesn't bother me to see the lines intersect. The fabric is a seersucker-ish cotton which has already lived through an egg yolk spill (really, must I always slop something atrocious on a newly sewn garment?) I think my favourite part is the gigantic hem - it's about 4 1/2 inches and gives the shirt weight at the bottom. There is some debate whether I look pregnant or not when I wear it, but the low neckline has been given at least one rave review, for better or worse. Overall, a fun project and a nice kickstart to some summer sewing. And after seeing great garments like these, I'm itching to tackle more.

(Though I better improve my pressing skills, that hem is a sad sight when photographed!)


Chico said... [Reply to comment]

Spring IS gingham.

Rebecca said... [Reply to comment]

oh how sweet. i heart gingham. seersucker, too. i plan to dress my children in gingham and seersucker, once i have them.

Kristin said... [Reply to comment]

oh i absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this shirt :) *swoon* :)