Tuesday, August 9, 2011

sewing for me: the most flattering shirt

I haven't sewn clothing for myself in a long while. When I first learned to sew that was all I made. I miss sewing for myself. I also miss having clothes to wear... I am still carrying an extra 20 lbs from my last pregnancy (not to mention the enormous boobs that go along with breast feeding!) so not many of my regular clothes fit. I am sure the weight would come of faster if I exercised with any sort of regularity but in my limited "me time" sewing usually wins out. Maybe someday I will be better at balancing all the things I want to do.


I made this top from the Most Flattering Shirt Dress tutorial at Prudent Baby. I obviously made it a shirt length rather than a dress. It was a quick top to make and I think I will probably make at least one more and probably a dress once I am no longer nursing Gemma. I got the fabric from Wal-mart- $3.47/yard. I really liked the blue and white medallion type print and the price can't be beat! It is soft and light- a necessity in the brutal summer heat!

13 comments:

chris said...

Well done, Erin! The top is darling. And you can't beat the price. I agree...sewing is way more fun to do than exercise. I have about 20 lbs I need to lose from all four babies. Here's to finding some better resolve. :)

Emily said...

Fantastic top! What a perfect fit! :) Love the fabric too.

jen said...

that is a flattering shirt. Gives you a perfect waist!

Kalleen at Second Street said...

I love it Erin. I can't wait to give this tutorial a try. I'm tempted to go get some of that fabric too. I guess that is the one perk of not being neighbors, we wouldn't need to worry about showing up some where in the same top. Of course you'd win the "who wore it better."

Angela said...

Very cute!

Jenn-Lee at Moments said...

I LOVE that top. It looks so refreshing and comfortable while maintaining such a chic look. Thanks for sharing the link and the pic of what you made.

merathon said...

Well, you don't look like you're carrying an extra 20 to me! So cute!

Jess said...

so, so cute! I love this tutorial, it's so easy but really, flattering. ha ha. I like the print you chose, it looks great on you!

Jessica said...

Looks awesome! I also go for less expensive Walmart deals. Amen to the nursing chest ruining your clothing options!!!

Kimberellie said...

Very cute shirt! And you look great. You definitely don't look like you are carrying an extra 20 pounds around! That said, what does it matter when your beloved clothes no longer fit? SOB. Or at leas that's how I feel with an extra 15 and clothes that refuse to fit. I sometimes want to go naked in protest. But that would present all sorts of other problems! Here's to us being back to our old selves and beloved wardrobes soonish (while mine is certainly beloved...;-).

Shanda said...

This is so cute! I think I am going to make 100 of them! I was actually coming to your blog to look up the cute polka dot Sutton dress to copy for myself.

Shanda said...

This is so cute! I think I am going to make 100 of them! I was actually coming to your blog to look up the cute polka dot Sutton dress to copy for myself.

Lauren said...

Howdy! I have come across this post years after its origin and I love the shirt. Sadly the Pretty Prudent website no longer has the pattern. You wouldn't happen to still have it would you? I just had a little girl and while I love making her onesies, I would love to make something for myself also... Thanks!

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