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!)