You’ve seen the denim skirt already. But today welcomes the first garment we’ve seen this month which I actually made from scratch, this watery-aqua embellished tee.
I loooove it. Actually, this is iteration No. 3 of this top: I have two long-sleeved versions in the same fabric! It began by sacrificing an old favourite long-sleeved tee, which got cut up in the name of sewing science. Actually, it was getting ratty but I kept hanging onto it because the fit was so perfect, so my consolation was using it to make a pattern from. I then altered the pattern to be maternity appropriate by adding some width all around, even more width in the lower front, and the elastic ruching on the sides to accommodate the ole belly.
The fabric was on sale when I bought it, so I just bought a ton. In fact I’m glad I did, because I’ve already made three tops from it and have enough fabric for a fourth. Fortunately I like the colour, but even more I like the fabric, which is a cotton/modal/spandex blend, very thin but durable and stretchy.
I also tried my hand at embellishing this using some strips of fabric, twisted and hand sewn into rosettes. It made a good TV-watching evening activity.