I felt like a kid last night, going to bed with fingers crossed for a snow day. Although not like my kid, since she was quite alarmed when she found out their was no school. Probably because she realized she would not be eating lucky charms for breakfast.
It was great to get the sewing machine back out of the cupboard and back on the kitchen table, where it belongs. I have a few projects in mind where I can actually learn a few new skills, but for today it was another comfy knit number.
I did a little version of Make It & Love It’s Butterfly Tunic. I had bookmarked the tutorial weeks ago, and was excited to sew something that required me to do a little pattern drafting. Ashley’s post was the kind of step-by-step, hand-holding tutorial that I love. Except when my daughter put it on, she proclaimed she looked more like an angel than a butterfly…
Here I am professionally drafting my pattern on my living room floor on some taped-together freezer paper.
I followed the tutorial as is, except that instead of inserting entire bands of elastic for an empire waist, I just cut a little two-inch section of elastic for a bit of a gathered detail. This should have been easy, but I had to seam-rip it three times. And seem ripping on that little elastic was about 10 times more difficult than regular seem ripping. Also ten-times more curse word inducing.
I wasn’t sure about this style, but I love how it turned out. Chloe has been asking for shirts to wear with leggings, and this little shirt/tunic (shunic?) will definitely work. I’m thinking fun, patterned leggings would go well, no?
But enough with the words, right? Let’s see the little girl who loves her new ‘Angel Shirt.’ (there’s a bit of irony going on here)
I can see your halo, halo, halo (sing with me)…
Yes we are.
Okay, maybe one more.
**linking this one up to Make It Wear It Thursday!**