Who's ready for spring to come?
(Me, me me!)
Canada really has two seasons, winter, and slightly warm. While the snow didn't fly until much later this year, the cold started early. I'm ready to be done with brushing off my car in the morning, wearing mittens, and being cold all the time.
So, I made a springy shirt to remind me that warmer weather will come back (eventually).
My inspiration for this piece came from this DKNY shirt I found on Pinterest. Initially, I finished this shirt with a ruffled hem for a drop-waist effect, but it ended up making me look like a toddler. The hem added too much proof and volume, whereas the inspiration piece just has added texture without changing the silhouette. I ended up going with a raw hem and love the final product!
- This shirt was made with Grainline's Scout Tee pattern. It's my third version so far! You can see my other favourite version here. As usual, I cut a size 0 and sewed it up without any adjustments. I can get away without an FBA with this pattern since the top is so loose.
- I sewed it up in some polyester suiting I had leftover from a box-pleat skirt I made last summer (unblogged). I really wish the material was a little more opaque, if I wear my usual black bra it's totally see-through. But, I love the colour. I don't wear a lot of pink, but this is a nice change.
- Like I said earlier, I left the hem raw and love the frayed look!
There really isn't a whole lot to say about this garment other than it's a total knockout. While the Scout Tee is a total TNT pattern for me, I'm wondering if I can achieve a more flattering fit with another woven tee pattern. I'm thinking of trying the Sewaholic Belcarra Blouse, with its beautiful raglan sleeves. I'm also really interested in the Beatrix Blouse by Made By Rae. Have you guys tried any of these patterns? Which should I choose? Let me know down below!
Until next time,
Creative lifestyle blogger, dedicated to the process of making new things and worrying about being perfect LATER. Lover of Instagram, making things, and wearing dresses instead of pants.
I post a new handmade garment every Wednesday!