Sweet Pea doesn’t need glasses either, but she’s wearing a pair of my “fake” glasses…and I love them! I am hoping, though, that she follows in her mama’s footsteps and has good vision. Josh has almost always worn glasses and has enlightened me to how frustrating they can be!
Okay…so you want to know about the shirt, huh? (And not just the weird things I have always wanted.) This week’s theme at Project Run and Play is mad about plaid. I was this close to not participating because of how busy life has been. But I dug through my “refashion” pile last night and found one of my husband’s old dress shirts. Josh has crazy long monkey arms, so if something shrinks ever so slightly, the arms become too short for him and I inherit his hand me downs (good for me, but boo for him)!
I decided with my procrastinating, I needed to use a pattern that I knew well. I looked through my pattern stash and decided on the Sally dress. I’ve sewn it several times, so I could whip that pattern up in my sleep. Sweet Pea, though, requested that I make this a shirt this time and not a dress.
So I did a few things to change the pattern up. I used the bodice pattern and immediately started to flare it out under the arm. I kept the bodice piece going and made that my only front piece (instead of attaching it to a skirt piece like Shannon does in the pattern). I made a cute curved shirt hemline and also reattached the cuffs at the bottom of the 3/4 sleeve length hemline. I L-O-V-E this shirt and definitely want one for myself. I might just have to “accidentally” shrink one of Josh’s shirt to refashion for me. (Josh, if you are reading, pretend you didn’t see that last sentence!)
Amazingly, in sunny, hot Florida, today we have had our first day of fall weather, which was perfect for this post! The temps are in the 70*s! Wahoo…I’m doing a little happy dance. But the weather man says we’ll be back up into the 90*s by the end of the week.
Happy first day of fall weather everyone!