i'm so in love with this shirt pattern, i can't stop making them!
i've seen some shirts made like this, but they're always made in eensy weensy sizes, and i'd been wanting to develop my own pattern for them so that i could make them in MY size! so i finally got around to it, starting with a basic top pattern and altering it to add the yoke instead.
however, i still haven't made myself one, i just keep making them for everyone else!
i made one with black jersey interlock and owls for a personal swap
and with vintage yellow star print jersey and black, for the same swap
i did TRY to make myself one with the owl fabric, but it ended up too big in boobs (story of my life), so i gave it to my little sister, cause boobs weren't very fairly divided in my family
, and it definitely fit her! one day i'll get around to making myself one though, i swear!
valentine hooded top with stripes and red trim - and little red heart buttons!
i made this one for the love/hate valentine's swap. my swap partner likes shirts that are darker, so that she won't ruin them in art class, she likes shirts with hoods, and i knew i didn't want to make her something that screamed valentine's day that she could only wear in february, so this is what i came up with!
i'm still not quite sure i like the hoody on it... it worked out okay, though the hood is pleated at the back. in order to make a hood big enough to actually fit over her head, it needed to be bigger than the neckline could fit.
the red trim is actually red lingerie elastic, so the little loops on the top of it poke out cutely!
i put the red trim along the bust line, along the sleeve cuffs, and along the hood. i love the little pop of colour it gives!
i was starting to obsess about these buttons. i decided the top needed a bit of detail in the middle and i really WANTED red heart buttons for it, to make it a little more "valentiney", but the only place close by where i could get any buttons is walmart, but their quality is crap, but i couldn't figure out how i'd have time to go to the city and get red buttons before the send date, etc, etc, so i was stressing out. and then it occurred to me to actually check
my button stash. aha! i had a whole bunch of them! and they're way nicer than the plain red hearts i was going to have to buy atwalmart, they're all shiny and kinda pearlescent! i was so happy with how this top turned out.
and a prego tunic based on the same design
i made this top last week for the fabulous taloola, who's going to have a baby next summer. she liked the other shirts i made, and wanted something that was really comfy casual to wear like it, that would have enough room for "speck" (as the aforementioned baby is currently known!)
this is basically the same pattern as i usually use, though i made it longer so that she could wear it with tights as a dress, and i put gathering in the front, to allow for speck, especially as they grow.
i knew the colour would be lovely on her.... it's a very warm pumpkin, but slightly heathered, so it's more like a creamy pumpkin soup.
and i'm also quite in love with this dress . i've made three now, though i still haven't gotten around to taking pictures of the black one i made myself!
the dress was slightly based on mccalls 5535. i decided to make a dress for myself, and i hadn't actually followed a pattern in probably years, and i was so proud of myself for following directions for once, and then i put it on and honest to god, it looked like a tent. it was WAY too big, extremely wide around my waist, and the shoulder seams were half way to my elbows! i even followed the size it said i should be, not the size my instincts said to make!
so i altered the pattern quite drastically, fitting it to me properly, and then when i decided to make the same dress for other people, i just downsized it for them from my version rather than attempting to mccalls version again! pretty much the only thing that stayed was the neckline, though i vetoed the facing on the subsequent dresses (facing on a jersey dress is pretty stupid).
vintage green and blue polyester plaid, the same fabric, just different colours, that i made my plaid hoodies
(you can totally see my dressform's white bra under the spandex cover! sorry!)
and in a fuscia cotton knit, heavier than usual jersey, so it hangs beautifully.
what do you think? opinions? suggestions? i hope you like them!