I sewed this shirt yesterday, from the basic Sew U shirt pattern. Even though I sewed the size (large) that best matched my measurements, I think it's a little too big. I think the size might work in a drapier fabric, but with this 100% cotton I'd like it a little more fitted. I know I could alter it, and maybe I will. I do like the fabric (just some basic cotton from Fabricville):
I did the buttonholes today, and I'm quite pleased with them, except they're a little too big -- easy to fix with some bigger buttons. Anyway, there you go. It's a shirt. It's fine. I like sewing quilts better.
[And with that, I promptly got up, got my camera and my quilt-in-progress, and came back outside to take some photos. Then I went into the kitchen and made Bill and I each a vodka-tonic, and now I'm back out on the porch. It's a lovely summer evening. But I digress...]
A bit of the front, and a bit of the back. I'm quite pleased with my hand-stitching. I'm using a leather thimble this time, which I'm finding works well. (With the previous baby quilt that I quilted by hand, I used a metal thimble.) I'm not sure what to do with the binding. I'd originally thought I'd use a solid yellow, but then I thought maybe red would work. I have both. I guess I'll see what strikes me when I get to that point.
Did you notice I got my hair cut? I'm growing out my bangs, which means I'll probably wear them pinned up all summer, but at least the rest can look good. It's kind of hard to take a picture of the back of your own head, but I did my best:
Oh, the skirt in the photo up top? I got in in Vancouver at Smoking Lily; the woman in the store said the print was copied from a vintage plate.
Well! That post was a little bit of everywhere, wasn't it?