I’m on a mission to make some new clothes for my big kid job. On Saturday I went to the fabric store and bought ten shirt patterns (on sale for $2 each – who wouldn’t buy the limit, really?) I also picked up enough material to make four of them. This weekend I finished one.
The pattern is Butterick B5283, view D. I made the sleeves shorter because I ran out of material. (Side note, that never seems to happen – I always have way to much when I follow the numbers on the back of the pattern, so that was… strange.) I do love 3/4 length sleeves though, so I’m not too upset. The twist at the top is supposed to be off center, and it was a little fiddly getting it to work out right. Basically, it took two chemists and an electronics engineer a good fifteen minutes to figure it out. Then we had some beer.
The fabric is just a basic stretch knit. I rarely sew with knits, so this was a little new to me, but not terribly hard. I just used a zig-zag stitch for most of it and away I went. This shirt is so soft and nice, and I am in love with the color. I don’t know why I love teal so much, but I’m going with it.
The only downside to this shirt is that I’ve promised myself I won’t wear any of these new clothes until I actually start my job. Nothing like the motivation of new clothes to get a girl going, right?