The last time I posted about sewing for myself I commented that I will buy multiples of the exact same shirt once I find the fit I like. Uh-oh. I found a shirt pattern that I just may make ten of. It is the easy cap sleeve shirt by jocole. I made one up last night in a really light weight knit that was sort of sheer, I knew I would never wear it anywhere, but at $2 a yard it was a good choice to make to check the fit. I made the scoop neck in large and I think if I do the scoop neck again I will bring it up the neck line up just a bit.
I am shooting a friend's bridal photos this evening and since we are cutting it really close on time I wont be able to do anything with my free time (ha! what's that?) until they are finished. So I wanted to knock another one out before then... and I didn't feel like doing laundry this morning... and I had nothing to wear... Yeah, I am that lazy. But at about 40 minutes start to finish (thank goodness the twins are usually good nappers!) it took less time to make a shirt than to do the laundry. No joke.
This time I went with the jewel neck. It also has a scoop neck, v-neck and a boat neck. I don't *love* the sleeves, but I didn't have the time to draft sleeves for it. You see, the beauty of this pattern is there are (if you don't count the binding) only two pattern pieces. I used a sliver pindot from girlcharlee, oh I am addicted to that place. It was a little tough to work with, so I bound the neck edges but just turned the sleeves under 1/8" and hemmed them. Not quite as nice and neat as binding them... but I didn't have the patience today. So now I can't decide if I should hem the length or not... I washed twice, but would hate for it to shrink in the wash, I don't mind the length- but does it look too long? What I do know for sure, though, is that I will be making more of these!! After I edit pictures... and finish my two badmiton tops I have had cut out for the twins since before Easter, and make three bridesmaid skirts... Wow, my list seems long when I write it all out!