Not that I ever need an excuse to sew for myself, it’s always fun to join in with others and have a goal in mind. I only wish I had stumbled across this sew along a little sooner since I have a couple more tops I’d like to make. I’m hoping to be inspired with some new design ideas by some of the other entries.
I finally tackled the blue project I was complaining about not being able to sew due to lack of the correct blue colored thread. Instead of using blue thread, I decided to show off my stitching rather than hide it and matched my thread to the button I planned on sewing on to the top. I grabbed my hot pink thread and started stitching away.
I had found this silky blue floral print in the remnants bin at Jo-Ann’s Fabrics a few months ago. I love their remnant bin because almost all of the pieces there are about a yard which is usually just enough for a project or two. I used Simplicity Pattern 0468 from their must-have fashion line. I bought the pattern for the pants; which I will probably still try.
I made a few adjustments to the pattern. First, when I tried on the top, the band across the top was super high and oddly shaped, so I trimmed it back a bit until it was straight across. I also only sewed on one large button rather than three little buttons. Second, I opted to cross the straps in the back because they were super long. I still need to go back and adjust the positioning of the front straps a bit. I wanted to wear the top for a day to see how it felt. Finally, since I had enough fabric, I lengthened the shirt so I wouldn’t have to worry about it showing off my tummy when I stretched.