It has been a long time since I've tried to sew something for myself and I have to say, I'm pleasantly surprised! I drafted the pattern from one of my favorite shirts, and after sewing so many tiny clothes, woman-sized pattern pieces look almost comically large.
A few things I like about this shirt: It is super soft and comfortable, and the loose style is very forgiving on my still lumpy postpartum body. I got the jersey fabric at that strange $1/yard fabric store in Solvang, CA that I've mentioned before, so this shirt cost just a little over $1. Score. Plus, I finally learned how to use my double needle for the hem. Hooray for learning new things!
The waistline is gathered slightly with one row of elastic thread, giving it a little shape. I also gathered the top of the sleeve with elastic thread - just one line across the top arc of the sleeve piece. I've never thought to gather a sleeve that way, but it is perfect for knit fabric.
What I don't love: the elastic in the neckline. It was not part of the original plan, but became a necessity when I cut the neckline too big. Oops. I still like it, but it's a bit more peasant-y than I imagined. I'll just try again!
Anyway, that's my top. I might try another one before the sew-along pool closes this weekend.
Cora was blessed with the Maddox family blue eyes. Isn't she getting deliciously squishy?