Little e and I have been busy in our sewing studio the past several weeks with Christmas presents. Can’t share any of them as they are all wrapped up under the tree, but I did finally make something for myself. I used one of my J Crew shirts to make the pattern and it fits pretty well, just like everything from J Crew fits me. Over half my wardrobe is from there.
I was new to making button holes and thankfully I tested it out multiple times on fabric scraps before doing it on the actual garment because there were several kinks that had to be worked out before I could consistently make button holes. Once again, I had only bought one yard of fabric (from Tokyo) and barely had enough to make this top. I wanted to have pleats in the center but couldn’t spare ANY extra fabric for it.
This type of sleeveless tunic top is super versatile for me. I wear these all of the time tucked in with dress pants/skirts, tucked out with skinny pants and jeans, and always under a cardigan. Being that they are sleeveless, there is no bump in the arm under the cardigan and as a temperature nazi, I can leave the cardigan on when I’m cold, and take it off when I’m hot. I plan to make many more of these, using the Liberty fabrics I purchased from London. I’m also planning to add some 3/4 sleeves to see how it looks.
E says that the shirt makes me look pregnant. He’s always so flattering… Well, he’s very obsessed with fit. I may take in the sides a little. The original J Crew shirt was made of silk so it was more flowy and showed my form a little more. This one is a thin cotton, so it does come off looking a little boxy. But under the cardigan or tucked in, it’s just fine.
I asked little c to take this picture of me. He’s turning 4 soon! Time flies. He loves taking pictures with my iphone. It’s a little blurry but not too bad for a 4 year old, right?