Friday, May 8, 2015
The Creamsicle Top Dilemma
It reminded me of a creamsicle. I realize that would be orange and white, but it's my blog and I get to make things up if I so choose.
I wanted it in long sleeve, but I didn't have enough fabric.
Ok, let's be honest, whether I had enough fabric or not, I did one of my signature moves and would have screwed it up anyway. I cut the top of the sleeve off the pattern because I thought it was just for the short sleeve and ALMOST cut the fabric too.
I figured it out just in time and that was when I realized that I didn't have enough fabric to do the long sleeves the right way!
I was kind of sad because I thought it would be my go to top for the fall, probably every Friday. During the school year, I get into the habit of wearing the same "uniform" every Friday. This would be great until it got really cold.
Alas, short sleeves it was.
I thought I had done a fabulous job, even using a double needle for the top stitching, but the neckline has the most annoying little wave in the middle.
Without a creamsicle shirt to wear on Fridays.
And since I had a little fabric left over, I put a little skirt on a onesie for this little peanut.
Fast forward to a month ago or so. I found a remnant of the very same fabric and I couldn't help but buy it! I figured if I combined it with what I had left over from my first attempt, I could finally make the long sleeved version I was so excited about.
Since it was a remnant, I knew it was less than a yard but I was pretty sure it would be enough.
I was so very sad to discover that I didn't actually have anything but a few scraps left. However, I laid out the fabric and the pattern and tried it several ways and determined it would juuuuuuust barely fit.
So, I cut out the sleeves (long sleeves!) And I cut out the back.
And even though I had already checked it all out, I didn't have enough fabric to cut the front.
In a shocking twist of fate, this week, I found my original shirt. I hadn't sent it off to good will. I packed it away for the spring, to deal with it in warmer weather.
But, will it really all match up? Is it worth it? Can I get away with a slightly loose neckline?
And really, what am I going to do with 2 sleeves and a back cut out of the fabric I have?
HELP ME DECIDE!!