Wednesday, January 1, 2014

First things first

I give you the Christmas miracle plaid shirt: 

Made with the flannel I got when in San Francisco this summer, it is the most-liked item I've made all year. The fabric is so frickin' awesome. It feels like I'm wearing a blanket all day. 

I used my TNT shirt pattern and remembered too late (already cut the fabric)that the last one I made was still a smidge tight across the back when I have my arms forward so I just made the seam allowance in that area a little smaller and it worked out great, ie: full range of motion for my arms. 

There is a slight bit of pooling at my lower back, but when I stand to the side I don't see it so I'll chalk it up to ease. 

Please disregard the McDonald's bag from 1:30 this morning (we're classy like that). We were starving after our New Year's party, and I swear a quarter-pounder never tasted so frickin' amazing. My dress was a big hit, and was as comfortable as a sheath dress can be (I guess) in that it didn't gape anywhere and I had enough room to move. It was a little tight at the hips when I sat, though I don't think there was any danger of any seams popping. My next post will be all about that dress. I forgot my camera so I'm going to have to make a point of taking pictures in the next day or so. 

Back to the shirt—next time I need to make another revision: the neckline is too big. It's not really a problem since I never wear my shirts done up all the way, but I'd still like to make the revision for any future makes. 

And of course I had to include this:

Happy New Year!