I recently had the opportunity to test for a new to me designer. More 2 Hug is offering this shirt plus a cozy Sunday pant and capri pattern. You can purchased them as separates or a bundle. I finished my shirt and have picked out fabric for my pants. Shh don’t anyone but I am making RED pants to team with this shirt. I think that I need to wear it on a boat somewhere. 🙂 As soon as we get through the holidays, I will be making the pants.
I really liked the cross front style of this shirt and felt it looked great over a hot pink tank! Perfectly matching earrings as well and blue glasses today. 🙂 I chose to make the mid length sleeve with the cuffed band which I always find looks more finished. There are also short and long sleeve options. I double stitched down the neck band facing as my fabric didn’t have a enough body to stay turned down on its own. In hindsight I could have interfaced it and given it the body it needed. I think it would hold down fine with a heavier weight knit. This pattern was well drafted from the start and fit without adjustments on my side. The pattern included a hood options and a banded waist or a hemmed finish. Lots of decisions means loads of options.
I choose to use a fun striped print I picked up on Black Friday at Joann Fabrics and LOVE how it turned out.
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I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs don’t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out.
I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with you… So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way.
People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, “I like your shirt.” and you will smile and say, “Thanks, I made it.” You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :)
Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn
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I love the look of this one.
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