Young and Crafty Sisters: 01/25/11

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ruffled Shirt

After many hard and frustrating hours, I completed my very first shirt. Google has been my bff on figuring out this whole pattern thing. Also, one of my followers told me about a blog who has great videos. If you need any help go visit Couturier Mommy. She has some super helpful videos for beginners.

I used another pattern for this shirt and here's how it turned out!




I am obsessed with ruffles!


I ended up using black thread because I didn't have grey. When I'm ready to start something, I use what I have! Even if it isn't exactly right :)




There are a few things I learned how to do while making this shirt. I learned to darts and ruffles. I'm not really a huge fan of darts because it looks like they are pointing at your boobs but the pattern called for them.

Now, here's what I need to work on. Neck and arm binding! The neck turned out ok but the arms look a little funny. I definitely didn't do them correctly. That's ok because I'll be wearing a jacket with this shirt anyway :)

Another thing I learned is that I need to lengthen the shirt a little. I'm pretty tall at almost 5'9 so the shirt could be a smidgen longer.

And here I am headed to work in my new shirt!


FYI: It's very difficult to take a good picture of yourself in the mirror without looking like a big goon.




P.S. Does anyone have any tips for armhole/neck binding?