Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Something New

When I really started sewing I remember saying that I would never sew my own clothes. Never. Ever. Ever. Mostly because I can't follow a pattern worth a dang. Also because I pictured myself looking like a mega granola Mom in my handmade outfit walking through Whole Foods.
Now I'm eating my words and loving my new ($4 !!!) top.

New Top, Simplicity #3835

The pattern is the oh so popular simplicity #3835 Built by Wendy. There are blogs and
flickr groups devoted to these patterns, so I figured its a good start. Just don't expect to see me in handmade pants anytime soon (besides pajamas), or vests, or jackets, or underwear, or anything with puff paint.

New Top, Pattern #3835, Simplicity

Note....if you make this pattern make it big. Luckily I read this tip online before cutting mine. I normally wear a medium in shirts, so I cut this at a size 10 thinking it would be big. I still had to use a smaller seam allowance to make it bigger. Next time I'll cut it at a 12, so be warned it is small!

23 comments:

Jess said...

I love this! I've seen a couple other shirt patterns that kinda look to roomie-this is perfect. It reminds me of the shirts I made my girls for Valentine's. Goint to have to get this pattern!

Aimee said...

That is darling! Off to go buy the pattern...

Beth said...

Your right! I made a version of the dress into a shirt (because I wanted the contrasting yoke) and the sleeves are too tight!

Rachel H. said...

SOOO ADORABLE! You really did a super job!

Sara said...

That is so cute! You did a great job on it! I can't make clothes worth a darn because I can't follow the pattern, but this...maybe...
I love it!

roseylittlethings said...

Very cute top, love the fabric:)

V and Co. said...

your shirt is adorable, i think i may need to go get this said pattern!

Mama Megs said...

Seriously cute! After making a tie for Henderson yesterday I have seriously considered trying to make some clothes-now I think I will :)

Julie said...

love it! I have felt same the way about sewing clothes for myself, but you have inspired me!

jen said...

I said the same thing when I started sewing again in earnest. I have long since eaten those words and this pattern was also my first foray. It is a slippery slope...see you in whole foods.

the 6 o'clock stitch said...

You too, eh! I've said the same thing but if I keep seeing wonderful patterns like this one, I'm going to be right behind you.

Mal* said...

Totally adorable! That's nothing like a hippy-dippy granola mom in a 4-yard skirt buying tofu. That is one hott mama!

Phyllis said...

Very cute! I used to sew my girls' clothes when they were little but always got so frustrated with my own things. I think this would turn out ok if I made it for myself too.

Terriaw said...

I love your new top! Looks like a good fit. I think I might have that pattern, but I haven't tried it yet. I never know what size to start with.

Christina said...

Holy cow you skinny thing! A 12!?! I'm probably in plus size then! Darn baby weight!! My mom has ALWAYS told me: Never say never. I learned my lesson. :)

metrosupialdesigns said...

Too cute! I've only had this book for a year or so...maybe a top is in order!

Trent and Dianne Rencher said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALLI-MOM!!! LOVE THE CUTE BLOUSE. HAVE FUN TODAY SEWING!

Nanm said...

You must also now start making skirts for yourself, too. They can look so chic. And, it is easy to make your own skirt pattern: Try Sew What Skirts!

Kathy said...

It looks awesome!

Brenda said...

I've made a couple dresses from this pattern. They fit so well. Lera from http://theskyispink.blogspot.com/ has made many dresses from the pattern and suggested laying the back on the fold instead of using a seam. It works great. Love the top

Dionne said...

Lovely blouse! I think it looks so comfortable, you've inspired me to pull out my clothes patterns!
Cheers,
Dionne

Delilah said...

That is so cute. I love simplicity patterns. I just stuggle so much on sleeves. Your sleeves look perfect.

Sabrina @ my little slice of pie said...

I've made this top, in fact, I'm wearing it right now. Love it!!! It can definitely make you eat your words. Sew on!!!

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