Hope you all have a great weekend! Mine was full of sewing so far, but now I finally have to get started with finishing my last essay EVER! (Sounds more fun than it actually is)
Anyway, I took a couple of days off of uni work to finally start working on all the ideas that came to my mind over the last couple of months and I was pretty busy sewing, painting and crafting (as you probably can tell by the increased frequency of blog posts lately 😛 )
After watching waaaaaaay to many episodes of project runway, I really wanted to do some draping on the stand, nothing too elaborate, just some sleeves or a shirt. Then I found parts of a sheer white shirt, you might remember from my embellished sweater post.
I had thought about making something out of it for a while, but wasn’t really sure what to do with it. After going through my fabric stash I found some remnants of the butterfly chiffon, which you probably recognise since I used it many times before:
(This is so easy, you can do this too! All you need is some drapey fabric and a wide shirt!)
I started loosely draping the fabric and pinning it in place and then chopped off the rest.
Chop, chop, chop!
I did all the hemming with a narrow hem foot. It makes it super super easy to get very neat looking, very narrow hems.
I then draped everything a bit more carefully, pinning everything in place.
I folded the fabric over and started handsewing the draping onto the white shirt. That took a while, phew!
Same procedure at the bust line, this time right sides together.
I stitched over the handsewn seam at the bust line after everything was in place, to give the seam a bit more strength. (Some experimenting with ribbon and trim)
I decided to use the same trim I used for the overskirt dress since it matches the butterfly chiffon perfectly.
I stitched it onto the left side of the fabric first to hide the raw edges, then on the right side to cover the stitching. I did not use topstitching, but sew the two trims together by hand with a hidden stitch.
The shirt can be worn two ways:
It’s quite big (a size 20) but I like that it’s so flowy and wide, perfect for summer. I might try wearing it with a belt, to cinch it at the waist a bit.
This is how it looks in the back:
The keyhole might be a bit distracting, but is has a lovely golden button and I did not want to remove it 🙂
It’s lovely to wear during these incredibly hot summer days and looks a bit more chic than jersey tank tops.
What did you make over the weekend? I’d love to see!