My husband, bless his heart, did laundry the other day, and MAY or may not have bleached two of my favorite shirts. I told him his bad meant two new shirts for me. I was going to just buy some, but I never get to (loathe) the mall, and there I was in Hancock’s the other day, getting my swimsuit fabric, and I spied a couple tissue knits for cheap-99.
Some people ask me if it’s worth it to make my own clothes. Yep. First of all, it’s cheaper. But more than that, and most importantly, I like to sew. I enjoy it. And these were all fast, easy projects–just the kind I like. I spent $9 on fabric for my two shirts, and J’s shirt and leggings. The other day I noticed that I’ve sewn more than half the shirts in my closet. That feels good in a really nerd-crafty way. You can read ALL about t-shirts in my MANY posts about sewing, embellishing and designing t-shirts.
I got the idea for this shirt from my adorable sewing student Holly. She showed my a picture off her phone of a shirt that she’d seen in Nordstroms (I think?) for like a million dollars. Seriously. One. Million. Dollars. I didn’t do as many hanging pleats, but the effect is the same. What do you think, Holly?
And I may have gotten carried away with yo yos on this tee, but I was in the groove (I made a pillow for my bed recently with a ton of yo yos–I’ll show ya’ll soon). Hoorah yo-yos!!!
And I always have enough fabric left to squeak a little something out for J. She got a pair of leggins (a little on the short side).
And a shirt. I used one that her Grandma gave her for her birthday as a pattern.
Love that belly.