I decided to go completley out of my comfort zone and make a piece of clothing that wasn't a skirt. I have always stayed away from making a shirt or any sort of top, simply because it looks really hard and complicated.
But I had a ton of this cute striped knit fabric that I had picked up from the fabric district a while ago and figured I would give it a try. It didn't even take a full yard of fabric.
It worked! I was thrilled that it actually turned out.
Basically I just took one of my favorite cardigans (I love how long it is), and traced each piece of it using muslin.
I didn't take too many pictures while I was making it, because I wasn't really planning on it turning out right.
I folded the fabric in half and made the stripes go vertical for the piece that goes around the neck and down the front. I like how it breaks up the stripes a bit.
I had some gold buttons that I was originally planning on adding, but once I got this far, I thought that anything else might be a little much. I like the simplicity of it.
I couldn't believe how easy it was! After I created the pattern out of muslin, it took me about 2 hours to cut, pin, and sew it all together.
Now I can't stop thinking of all the different cardigans I want to make. Because a girl can never have too many cardigans.
Labels: fashion, sewing