I’ve been longing for a quick project lately. It seems like all my crafting time is devoted to things not for myself (like my senior collection), or projects that are intricate and time-consuming (my Bayview Street cardigan). I’ve been spending lots of time on these projects, but nothing is done yet!
Enter a quickly made, and very selfishly made shirt:
I took a couple of hours out of my schedule today (very convenient that I’m on my third snow-day, what with the “snowpocalypse” going on here in Chicago!), and whipped this up. In between all the meticulously made things I’m working on, it was delightful to have something I could finish and wear the same day.
I’ll admit I sacrificed some quality on this shirt…. The fabric is a cotton (voile? lawn? batiste? I don’t know how to tell them apart, so it will remain a mystery) from my stash, and I didn’t wash the fabric before cutting and sewing, which means it’s a little stiff still. The side seams are unfinished (don’t tell anyone!). I simplified a pattern I drafted a while back, and in the process I forgot that I have hips! I drew a straight line down from the armhole, and now the shirt is doing that thing around the pant-waist, pooling because it simply isn’t wide enough to fall any further down! Oh well, I satisfied my need for instant gratification.
Now I’m going back to watching the snow-blowing happening outside my window, while eating some potato-fennel-spring-onion-soup. Very blizzard-appropriate.