Oh, December. You're a cruel and sassy minx. You lure me in with the thoughts of Christmas and time back in Queensland with the family. And then KAPOW! Four weeks of consecutive illness with the cherry on top being laryngitis. Some peeps may be upset about losing their voice but I instead view it as an awesome opportunity to re-record all of my voice mail greetings. I mean, who doesn't want to sound like a sassy jazz vixen on their phone? Not me!
But as always I digress. The sewing picking are slim this month but this sickbed seamstress managed to piece together a glorious Grainline Scout Woven Tee and yet another pair of Iris shorts (yes, that is five pairs so far. I'm aware I have a problem). Summer here we come!
Like a tiger... rowwwr!
And let's take a moment for a quick shout out on my Iris shorts. I seriously feel like someone gave Colette Patterns my measurements for the perfect shorts when it comes to these. The only adjustment I made as always is to add two inches of length. And they may have the cutest polka dot pocket linings ever. I dare you not to squee when you see these...
Amanda- focus! We are here to focus on the most epic Grainline tee. So let's get discussing...
What I loved about this pattern:
- PDF assembling like a boss. This really didn't take long to put together and it was easy to follow. Gotta love a Grainline pattern!
- How straightforward it was. Honestly, if I had not french seamed everything I think I would have this knocked out in an hour or so. Let's not talk about how much extra time the french seams took... Especially if you start your first set backwards. But that totes did not happen to me, I heard about that from a friend on another blog or something... >.>
- The neckline. I often have trouble getting shirt necklines to be just right and this just hit things out of the park. No cray-cray shoulder/neck adjustments required. That makes for one happy sewist!
What I will change for next time:
- Grade the pattern down in the waist and hips. This is a looser fit tee but this just does not work with my shape. I ended up taking in the sides 2 inches each side in the waist and hips to get the fit I like.
- And that's it. I love this pattern as it is. Also I don't like having just a single dot point because it looks lonely so I added this as a point to pad things out. Yup, I fear illness has made me crazy...er.
And speaking of crazy... Today is the one year anniversary of my blog. Yay! I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who pops buy to check out what is happening in my little cray-cray corner of the internet. Your comments, links and general awesomeness has made this whole learning to sew thing so much fun! Y'all rock. Here's to an epic new year full of sewing treats, great cheese and cocktails for all!