and NO! i am NOT pregnant!
but i guess i’m glad you feel comfortable telling me i look preggers.
awhile back i was wanting to make amy butler’s sun surf halter, but it really looked like too much work, required soo much fabric, and was a little pricey for the pattern.
then a sweet reader pointed me in the direction of the amelia shirt!
i was craving a really funky print and settled on trellis in rose (drawing room/anna maria horner).
i cannot tell you how much i love this fabric – but more on that later.
it was so easy!
i was a little sketchy about making the bias tape and attaching it around the arm opening.
but the steps were so well written that it was really simple.
i love it when things work out like that because it totally gives me the confidence to try something a little harder next time.
again, scares the crud out of me.
if you don’t know much about them, you just have to know that if you’ve done them wrong, you’ve pretty much ruined the whole project.
so i got out my sewing machine directions for button holes and read them over and over.
i think that right sewing machine directions in another language because they are not clear.
sooo… i then practiced a couple times on scrap fabric until i finally felt confident.
and it worked!
i could have left the straps to tie like in the pattern picture, but i had it for awhile and it kind of bugged me.
and i felt like the buttons made it look more finished.
i love the large print for the shirt, but its a home dec weight fabric – meaning its a little thicker than i would’ve liked.
because the fabric is a little stiff and puffy.
it has nothing to do with the fact that i haven’t exercised a smidge in a year and a half, i’m sure.
but when i make another one, i’ll use a thinner fabric and try wearing it like that, because it is so cute!
and i also wear this with a fitted long sleeve shirt under and its super cute, too!