Monday, November 15, 2010

Three Shirt

three shirt
I finished this up for a sweet three-year-old friend this morning. It was nice to make this, so refreshing to work on a small project with a quick deadline and just be done with it. I had a couple hiccups with the lettuce edge hem--the back is made from the cotton floral interlock that the "3" is made from, and I was stretching it quite a bit, like I stretched the cotton/lycra stripe fabric on the other shirt I made in this style. But it was cutting the hem off as it sewed. So I got out a scrap of the interlock and realized it would still do the "lettuce" thing if I stretched more gently, and the hem wouldn't get cut off either.

The sleeve hems are the original hems from the fuschia/heart shirt--I like doing that. Also, this is a boys' pattern and the sleeves on the pattern are much wider than the fuschia/heart sleeve ends were (it was a "large" girls' shirt, but close-fitting), so I had to taper them down quite a bit. I hope it fits the birthday girl all right!

I have 65 pages left in the book I'm reading, The Passage. It is very suspenseful, but not too scary, and sooo good. (yes that's an affiliate link yo.) I'm going to go see how it ends... and if I'm going to be dying that I have to wait until 2012 for the sequel.