Remember when I told you I met the fab April Johnston and I was inspired? Well, since then I’ve sat myself down in front of my sewing machine and sewed. Sometimes I sit and look through my fabric with nothing in mind, but the point is I want to sew…something, anything.
I bought this great fabric from Jo Ann’s with a project in mind.
I don’t have many pictures of my process, to be quite honest I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. But I’m gonna tell you how I did it. First I grabbed a shirt from my closet that I wanted to use as my guide. I used this shirt to make a pattern. ( I made a pattern from some tissue paper). From there, I cut my fabric and started sewing. I used my own body as a body form, (I really want to purchase a body form now), and kept trying on the shirt, pinning, cut, sewed, etc until I had the finished product.
I actually wore the shirt today as a buttonless button down. (Does that even make sense?)
Who knows what I’m gonna attempt next, but all I want to do is sit at my machine and sew. Plus, how great is it that I made something I can wear?
Oh, and I had a 40% off coupon, plus a 15% off teacher discount that I get with every purchase, so if I remember correctly, I got 2 yards of fabric (that’s my go to amount so I have plenty) for around $9.00. And I made a shirt!
Who wants a flowy, sleeveless, open, buttonless, button down, shirt? I can make you one…