I LITRALLY made this shirt three times before this final design. It was last week when I got this crazy notion to sew something FOR EVERY MEMBER OF MY FAMILY for our family pictures. To be honest, it was just out of necessity; after looking at our finances, we decided we had a budget of NOTHING to spend on clothes, so I made like Tim, and resourcefully fabricated clothing from my stash in a two night sewing marathon. Cause that’s what Tim would do, you know–WWTD. Anyway, this shirt started out a 3/4’s dolman-sleeve number with the lace in a diagonal design very similar to Twinkle’s Kindergarten Classic. No worky. So I painstakingly removed the lace, sewed it on a different way, but alas, no dice again. Third time I finally got the lace blocking right (so tricky!), but the fit of the sleeves was now pretty bad, what with the added bulkiness of the lace. So off went the dolman, and out came my favorite rub-off tee pattern. And here we are! I am really happy with it, and am grateful to have narrowly escaped a devastating sewing tragedy. I just kept seeing my lovely hand-dyed coral lace dwindle with each re-working, and I was practically trembling that I would lose her altogether.
I just had to post this last shot because it’s so ridiculous. I mean it shows it like it is–a twenty-something mom in the middle of a messy livingroom, surrounded by her crazy kids and trying her best to look demure for a glamour shot. Oh the silliness! Well you better watch out. In a couple weeks I turn 30 (yep!), and you better believe I’m gonna OWN some glamour shots in honor of the occasion!