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Renfrew Top in Blue

Renfrew Top in Blue
Pattern: Renfrew Top (View B) from Sewaholic

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.

Renfrew Top in Blue

Renfrew Top in Blue

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Colette Patterns - Iris

Check out how wrinkly I can make shorts! Just kidding. Very similar to the others, a light blue denim I found at Fabrics on Fourth.  I am into them. They’re way too big though. I could easily do two sizes smaller, probably another. Since they’re high waisted they have to fit over my lovely belly that currently houses a delicious burrito.
Colette Patterns - Iris

Colette Patterns - Iris

My beautiful pair of red shorts I made.Colette Patterns’ Iris shorts. Red denim purchased at Fabrics on Fourth in Philadelphia. Size 16– though I should have done a size or two smaller!  Eventually I will have a picture of myself in them.

I love grabbing some fat quarters that I like for future little projects from Spool.  Here is a quick pleated coin purse for my friend Tanya. The pattern is from Bags– Modern Classics.  Ignore my unkept nails.

Pleated Clutch Purse

Pleated Clutch Purse

Pleated Clutch Purse

Pleated Clutch Purse

Sweet AnneMarie Bag8

A few weeks ago I made myself a shirt out of linen (McCalls M3588) which had questionable poofiness. When all was said and done I looked like my baby was due any day. I tried a few ways to save the shirt, but in the end I liked the fabric so much, I thought a purse would be more appropriate.  This is the third bag I’ve made from Bags– The Modern Classsics, which I highly recommend.

I got my new machine (Singer Fashion Mate 7256 on sale for $120!?) on Tuesday and I anxiously waited until last night to try it out for the first time.

So I love the pattern, but I already know I’m going to be taking this apart and redoing part of it.

First: The Strap.

Sweet AnneMarie Bag

I was fooling around with the pretty stitches on my machine and I really like this one. Cute, but I really want a leather strap for this.

Second: I’m an idiot. I totally put in the magnetic snap in wrong on the front. (Not pictured.) and sewed it all together so hastily, when I add a nice leather strap, they’ll all be fixed.

Otherwise I totally love it.

Sweet AnneMarie Bag