As I tend to go on streaks, it looks like this week is all about makes for me.
First up was a Beatrix. I was a tester for this new pattern from Rae, but up until this week had only made muslin versions. Not wearable muslins, literally muslin. So, knowing that I liked the way my tester pieces fit me, I used those for this version from a Cotton + Steel lawn (this stuff is glorious!). I am pretty sure in the final version the shirt length is a little shorter.
I can see this being a hot, wrinkly mess pretty quickly. I ironed this perfectly smooth, then picked up Sam for a minute before taking these pictures. Meh, real life, I guess.
Next up was a Union St. Tee. I have owned this one for forever, but for some reason the neckline intimidated me a little. It shouldn't have, it was fairly easy. I didn't quite nail the 'v', but I am fairly happy with this one. I have been wearing it all day, this fabric is magical. I have no idea the content, but it is so buttery soft. Again, from my amazeballs hardware/fabric store, pretty sure I am going back to see if they have anything else like it. I wasn't sold on the print but I figured this would be my wearable muslin, and best part is it cost less than $8 and the print is really growing on me.
I love that there is a print shop copy included, so much nicer than taping and tracing. I took it to my local shop, though, and the guy helping me couldn't figure out why I wasn't satisfied with the smaller paper and my 1" box measuring anything less than 1". SMH. Sewer's problems, amirite?
So as soon as I finished the floral one, I was cutting this one. I literally used every last bit, hence the white neckband, there just wasn't enough left. I even managed to cut one of the sleeves upside down, too bad for me. I am pretty sure I will be making more of these, they are so comfy!