I’m still in the process of setting up my apartment, but I thought I’d share something I made this weekend in an effort to not let blogging fall between the cracks anymore.
I’m the kind of girl who always needs to be able to have a quick change. Whether it’s a date, black tie, or work function. I need to be able to run to my closet and grab what I need with no trouble– even when I get a call to meet a friend at the local comic con. If you must know, I grabbed my hulk shirt, green jeans, and put jean shorts over them. Instant costume? Yup.
The costume change– maybe that’s why I love super heros which of course extends to the Incredible Hulk. A scientist with an anger issue, that means he’s a smart guy with a bad boy streak-what isn’t appealing about that? Amirite, ladies? However, when I started reading comics in high school and I discovered there was a She Hulk character (Bruce Banner’s cousin, Jessica Walters), I immediately found it one of the funniest things ever. I don’t know why and I still can’t explain why, but the idea of a She Hulk is hilarious to me.
Ridiculous, but she works that outfit fiercely!
So who knows why when I saw the McCall’s M6599 I immediately thought, I want to make a vintage-inspired She Hulk dress. It’s probably because I’m insane.
I think it’s a good pattern to have anyway, so I decided why not have a little fun with the muslin for a future dress and make the muslin possibly wearable? She Hulk Dress.
It’s totally see through so I’ll eventually line it, but I really do enjoy the bodice.
I am currently working through an intense move, so all my sewing & knitting is packed up aside from a really cute crochet bag I’m working on. I do have a bag or two I haven’t blogged about, so I will try to write something up.
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Fabric: Two yards of Geo Dot in Blue Cotton Jersey
When I started getting back into sewing for the bazillionth time a few weeks ago, I never ever thought one of my projects would be making a t-shirt. For the most part, I can find a t-shirt that fits me perfectly, but when Dixie tagged some adorable knit fabrics from Girl Charlee on pinterest, I swooned.. Sure I own white, grey, and black t-shirts in every neckline and length imaginable, but my “uniform” of plain T-shirt and jeans was less than inspired. I needed something a little grown up, but as easy to throw on. So, here is my first (of three) t-shirt I made.
Now what to do with all this extra fabric…
I usually wear a large in t-shirts, but since the pattern went up to 41 inches, I thought I should just use the largest size (16) and hopefully it would fit. I kind of swim in this shirt, so the next two I am making are going to be size 14. The good thing about these shirts is how easy they are to adjust. I know I should be making more muslins because I keep making things too big, but I don’t mind tweaking for the next project.