I've been making shirts with big collars because my weird long neck gets cold in winter, and wearing a scarf indoors is often inconvenient. So here's a few tops to keep my neck warm. All are made from bargain bin fabrics that were either $1.99 or $2.99/m.
I love the light blue fabric and wish I'd bought more of it. But i bought it during my first trip to the fabric store in November, just after I'd started sewing. I had no concept yet of how much fabric is needed to make things, and I thought, "Sure, a metre is plenty!" Now I know better.
This one is made of really slinky fabric. I made it long because I intended it for layering, but I'm probably going to cut off a few inches and hem it to a normal length. The yoke and cuffs are just the reverse side.
Tried to put a keyhole in this and it just wasn't working, despite the fact that I was using one of smarmyclothes' fantastic tutorials. The fabric is a light, stretchy rib knit, and the keyhole stretched out sooo much when i was trying to hem it. However, it laid nice and flat once I sewed in the light purple fabric so I wonder if maybe my fabric was just too thin and I should have been using some kind of stabilizer/interfacing...? I dunno, I'm still pretty new to this. Also, the collar and cuffs have a nice ruffly lettuce edge that you can't really see that well here.
Made a pinafore, 'cause all the cool kids are doing it. It's got pointless exposed seams, because I love the look of exposed seams.
Stole this idea from Free People. I saw a few dresses on their site that were basically backless hooded dresses, and I thought that was a really neat idea. This was actually difficult for me to work out as I'm not that experienced, but it somehow fell together in the end.
(the length of the skirt is just above the knee.)
Thanks for looking!