I thought I would like this shirt, but I’m not sure about it. I think I’m going to remove the hem band and then I’ll like it better. I’m pretty sure that’s what I need to do. The Layer Me Up pattern from Patterns for Pirates is very fitted. I don’t like fitted. So I sized up quite a bit – a medium, I think. The sleeves ended up being too big so I had to take those in, but I’m glad I sized up. This jersey is from LDG Showroom and the patterned fabric is leftover from a Linden I made. I got that fabric from Modern Makers. I whipped this out quickly during the weekend retreat with Amy and Coo.
So I messed up. Haha. Luckily, this fabric was given to me. I made this V-Neck and got to the hem and realized what I did. Can you see it? The cats on the front bodice are upside down. Oops. Haha. Oh, well. It was practice. I really like the V-Neck that I made and I wanted to make a long sleeved one but I didn’t have enough of this fabric, so I decided to make another one with the cool cuff look. Plus, I wanted to try out the other neckline method. So it was worth it, but I’ll only be wearing this around the house. If only I had put the cats upside down on the back…then I could just wear a jacket. But that’s not how it worked out. I also made this during the weekend retreat with Amy and Coo.
I totally love this top! I should have made the smallest size, although I’m wondering if the shoulders would be OK then. I might do some grading. Either way, it’s huge and billowy. I took like two inches off of each side and still could’ve taken more. I’ll wear a belt, though. I love how this came together. It’s the Everyday Elegance pattern from Patterns for Pirates. It finishes so well. It looks so professional. I can’t wait to make more. This one is made with rayon challis.
I also love this, too. It’s the Grandpa Cardigan from Patterns for Pirates. I can’t believe how perfect it looks and how easy it went together. I need to size down to the smallest size in this, too, but I’m OK with baggy. I did take in the arms a bit, but I left the rest. Andrew even said he wanted one of these. I bought the sweater knit for this at Joanns.
It’s been a while since I’ve made a Wiksten tank. I made so many, but I took a break so it was time again. I used my modified pattern and I changed up how the neck band is added. The Wiksten instructions make it more difficult than it needs to be. I copied the Patterns for Pirates neck band method and it worked out perfect. I kept the arm bands the same, though. This was another project I worked on while sewing with Amy and Coo. The picture isn’t the best. I think it’s more flattering in real life than the pictures that I took. The only bad thing about the Wiksten is that it is pretty boxy and I probably could’ve taken this in a little more.
Since I have so many new clothes, #Hashtag needed some, too. This all came from scraps that I had lying around, except the furry one. Amy made that for him. Doesn’t he look cute? The two fleece ones fit the best. I tried to modify one to just have one opening for his arms instead of arm holes, but I’m not 100% pleased with it yet. I need to do some more playing around. I just guessed for this one. The orange one is a sweatshirt fleece that I made a raglan out of. And the Aztec one matches items I’ve made for myself, my sister, my mom, and grandma. We love that fabric. Now #Hashtag is ready for winter, although I’ll probably make a few more for him throughout the winter since he may grow out of these.