I don't sew for myself much.
Partly cause it's a whole lot more fun to sew for my kiddos
pretty much every thing I've ever made
Except my skirt.
I made a skirt for Easter last year
and it turned out okay...
I figured out that part of my problem
was the pattern.
If I have to try on a kazillion shirts to find one that fits properly
why on earth should I assume
will fit me right??
I took a shirt I already own that I like the fit of
and made a pattern.
Just like I do for the girls
I used some polka dot fabric I got off of Walmart's $1.50/yard table
to make a muslin.
I had to tweak my pattern a bit
and I learned I need to stretch my 'collar' a bit on the curves,
the shirt is wearable.
I'm still geeking out about it!
(and dizzying polka dots aside - it's actually kinda cute)
Then I took a very large pair of pants
($ .50 at Salvation Army - oh yeah!)
took them apart
and re-made them into a pair of crop pants
that fit pretty darn good.
Complete with an invisible zipper!
I'm still geekin' out about that, too.
I bought the pants
thinking I would, of course, use them for the girls
but then I thought,
"How often will I find something I can re-make for me??"
and so I did...
And this morning,
I used real store bought fabric - on sale for $3.95/yd
and made another shirt for myself.
And it turned out pretty near perfect.
I had to make matching dresses for the girls, too...
many thanks to my little photographer
You got potential, Girl.