Saturday, September 10, 2011

Amy Butler Sew Along - the Cabo Halter

Sara at Sew Sweetness is hosting an Amy Butler Pattern sew along. I had so much fun sewing a Jamie Dress with her that I really wanted to fit this in. The deadline is Sept. 14, so I just made it!

I spent the afternoon at the county fair wearing it, so it may be a little wrinkled!

The only Amy Butler pattern I had on hand was the Cabo Halter, and it's been sitting here for several years, so I finally took a stab at it.

The only thing that bugs me is that my invisible zippers are never invisible. I must be doing something wrong!

The fabric is just your standard calico from JoAnn. I think over the years they have gotten much more modern. I just wish they offered better jersey or knit fabrics.

Overall this was a very easy, quick project. It was easier than other halter tops I've made in the past. Too bad summer's is coming to an end!
Autumn in New England is something to look forward to though. Everyone is getting used to their school routines, and thoroughly enjoying their weekend.

Next up: fall Hoodie for Maura ( yes she still lets me sew her clothes even though she's in high school!)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Little Military Shirt

Here is a project I've had on my list for awhile.

This shirt is made of olive green ripstop with silver metal buttons.  I love the tabs and buttons on the sleeves, and the "service bars" just make the look.

This pattern was similar to the Bowling Shirt I made for Travis in the spring.  One word of caution on the sizing, both this shirt as well as the Heidi and Finn Urban Hoodie are both "slim fit", ie. run small.  I've learned to make a larger size in these patterns so they can fit longer.

Have a safe and fun Labor Day weekend!