- I reduced the width of the back by 5/8”. (My frame is small and my back is narrow.)
- I reduced the bodice side seam dimensions by 5/8” (The patterns are usually designed for a loose fit, so there’s a bit too much in the bodice for my smallish frame).
I have been sewing like crazy because I’m going to Southern California in a couple of weeks, the land of sun and fun! The weather will be outstanding – – guaranteed. What better excuse to sew with linen, right?
This week’s tee is another stash buster, a project inspired by a remnant of mystery fabric I found in the (always seductive) remnant section at Fabric Depot. I bought it, not because I needed it (!), but because it’s embroidered with white flowers and swirls that look almost….french. Instant love! Of course, I indulged.
Yes, I know it’s the time of year for wearing bright colors like yellow and fuchsia and green. But gray? Not so much.
I ask…why not? Gray is a tried and true neutral, darn good company to just about any other color you can name. That’s why I decided to make a casual Spring jacket out of gray – -because it will go with every bright color you can conjure up.
Floral prints mean Spring to me. They always tune my mind into thinking, warm (!), a must after spending the long winter buried under sweaters and fleece. By the time May rules around, I have a hard time believing ‘warm’ exists at all!
- I cut the sleeves a bit longer by adding a inch in the length.
- I added a 1” sleeve band to the sleeve for finish.