So I've not only been sewing lately but I've been finishing projects. Just the other day I made this top for myself. I'm so proud, first of all it is knit which isn't as hard to sew with as one might think. I didn't even use a serger for it and I think it turned out marvelous. The pattern is from an old shirt that was my favorite but had *gasp* bleach stains on it. So I carefully cut it apart along the seams then I ironed it, folded the front and back in half then traced out the pattern onto freezer paper. I added the seam allowances and voila! my own Favorite T-Shirt. It ended up being a little lower cut then I remember so I just added a bit of white knit fabric behind with just a little lace which makes it seem just that much more feminine and still modest.
But I haven't been sewing just for me, I finished up an outfit for Mr. Thaddeus too!
Doesn't he look so adorable? I love this fabric, which I got from the remnant bin at JoAnn's. So a few hours work and a couple of dollars and Thaddeus is dressed for the summer! Love it!
The pattern is Simplicity 2459 and the only modifications I made were I added snaps instead of buttons for the straps, then made fabric covered buttons to cover the snap spot. I also added snaps to the side to help keep everything closed up.
I just love how he sucks on his fingers. So precious :)
I think I'd love the fabric more if it read Grandpa's Little Helper instead or if it had computer parts instead of pliers and hammers. Oh well, not that big of a deal....he still is the cutest baby boy on the block.
I have another finished project but you'll have to wait to see it as it is a gift for a friend. I have a few more projects I'm working on. Soon more shall be revealed.