Sew all the clothes!
The problem with sewing clothes instead of quilts is I never feel self conscious taking pictures of my quilts in the backyard, but the 5 minute selfie photoshoot I did of my bust this morning trying to get a good shot of the neckline of this tunic would have been pretty embarrassing if any curious neighbors had wandered by!
I got some mustang fabric from girlcharlee, and it was burning a hole in my sewing room, so I had to make a tunic. This fabric is incredibly soft and nice to sew with. It’s lightweight, but not see through. And it has horses on it.
Ok, here are the pictures of the neckline I risked all of my dignity (Let’s be real, I have no dignity) to take. I think it looks great despite me pulling it down a million times all day to nurse (I mentioned I have no dignity). My last two necklines were not so great. I think I’m perfecting the “stretch the collar not the shirt” secret to successful knit necklines? And here is a link to the Etsy shop I got that teething necklace from.
Maybe a grey background isn’t perfect for a gray dress. If I was clever I would have styled this with boots and maybe some actual leggings instead of running tights – but it’s 90 degrees. That’s why my hair is in the bun my bestie likes to call “The Governess.” I totally saw Fergie rocking this hairstyle in a New Year’s Eve special so I claim it as legit fashion.
I didn’t modify the pattern except to take in the sleeves a half inch. They are still a little loose and awkward looking, but I didn’t want to make them too tight – looser sleeves allow more freedom of movement for swinging around babies.
Though I was super careful about it, I somehow managed to sew the horses on the hemband upside down. You’re welcome. I did not have the energy to fix it. We’ll call it a design choice.
One last view of my shirt is in this little montage of clothes I’ve been making for baby. I can’t get enough of the Baby Got Back Leggings! and I modified two Peek a Boo patterns to make a lap tee hoodie to keep the sun off my red-headed baby. But the real point of this photo is you get another shot of my nice mustang neckline. And my baby, who loves eating pants.