reunited with my beloved sewing machine

2011 04 04 at 13 31 55

When I was in high school, I was interested in sewing so my mom taught me how and I made a few dresses. I haven't played around with my old machine since then, but after finding this pattern I brought it out of the closet and bought a spare part it was missing. I immediately knew I wanted to make dozens of these shirts in all different materials because of the easy, breezy shape. It's just the kind of shirt I like to wear through the summer when the temperatures are making me an unpleasant person to be around.

I bought the material at a yard sale the other week for about 50¢ without knowing what to use it for. It was some sort of utilitarian/household material before, but it feels great as a shirt!

Paisley tank

p.s. I was itching to try to lengthen this pattern to make a tank dress, but I just realized that Jen (the pattern creator) has already done that! That will definitely be my next project.


7 comments:

nikaela marie said...

ooooooooooooooooo..... this looks wonderful. i love the fabric and the pattern! happy to learn you sew!

ps. art education sounds perfect. excited to hear how that develops.

pps. My parents had a great time! they brought me back some lovely things. (they got themselves a beautiful music festival poster? have you seen this years?) I was also looking at the savanah art design school catologue, which was very colourful and neat ...... xxxo

Sophie said...

omg this is AMAZING! i neeed to get a sewing machine! you have inspired me xx

Nicole said...

This is SO adorable! GREAT JOB!

Ashley said...

Cute top! Super impressive. :)

[anna] said...

this is stinkin adorable. and i absolutely love the print!

and, you make an awesome clothes model. :)

have a wonderful day!

rachel! said...

so cute. i need to learn how to do that!

Jenna said...

oh my gosh, i love this! you need to teach me how! now i know what we will do on our next date. :)

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