Hi there. I got the sewing machine out this week, and finally satisfied that growing urge. Like my new shirt? It’s the ol’ ubiquitous Simplicity 3835 that I have made more times than I can count. Stick with what works, I say. These days, I’m using a version of the pattern that I know will fit me well right out of the gate, so there’s no more endless fiddling like there used to be. There’s just good old-fashioned near-instant gratification.
I made this one in some Little Folks voile. I’d never sewn with this type of fabric before, but I have to say it is perfect for a shirt like this, albeit a little on the sheer side. It flows very nicely.
Initially, I didn’t think the colors in this fabric would suit me well. I don’t see myself as much of a red/pink/purple wearing person, but I went ahead and made the shirt anyway because I was dying to get started and it was one of the few cuts of fabric larger than a fat quarter that I had in the house. As it turns out, I think I was wrong about these colors, and I do really like the way it looks on me, but before I had decided that, I felt I needed a shirt or two in colors that were more “me.”
So, late afternoon fabric shopping happened, as did an after-supper two shirt assembly-line.
And then there were three.
I have been wearing these guys all week. Along with jeans, it may just be my new springtime uniform. I’m fine with that, but I think I may need to add a few more to the collection…
I may change it up by doing one with the longer sleeve. And I’ve been contemplating the idea of trying a sleeveless version. Is that done? Raglan tank-tops? I don’t know… I am very tempted, though. I like the way these fit, but in the summer I like to have my shoulders free to get a little sun-kissed. I could have the best of both worlds, if I found a way to make sleeveless versions.
I’ve been scouring Flickr to get ideas for my next fabric. I’m thinking maybe I need a bold floral for a change of pace from all of these small-scale patterns. What do you think? Any fabric prints been calling your name lately?