Sunday, February 21, 2016

Meet the Flared and Flirty Tee

There was a time, years ago, when I made all my clothes. I would alter patterns, combine patterns and even make my own patterns. The days of making my own clothes stopped for many decades, but recently, I have taken a liking to it again. Gone are the days of making a pattern without any size adjustments. It's difficult to know what pattern will look good on my body these days. I have a style, it's quite casual, but every now and then I think I'd like to try something different. 
I saw a dress that Sally @thequirkypeach made on her Instagram account. I thought it might look cute in the Paperie knit (by Amy Sinibaldi) I had bought with a dress in mind. 



YUCK! Talk about a sewing failure. The dress was hideous both in fit and style and I was sick that I had ruined such beautiful fabric. I was determined to salvage enough of the fabric to make something I would be proud to wear. 
I did it. It's the Flared and Flirty Tee. It's my own design and one I hope to turn into a pattern.


It has a sweet and softly gathered neckline.


The hemline is rounded and dips in the front and back in a slight curve.

I couldn't be happier with the way I was able to turn a sewing failure into a sewing triumph. I think I'll make another Flared and Flirty Tee.






16 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

Love the top..... You did so well to make a rescue....

carol fun said...

I LOVE this... if you make a pattern I would buy it in a heartbeat! Looks great and looks comfortable!

Debbie said...

Super cute! I like the yoke too!

Nurseli said...

Would love to see this as a pattern. That looks just like my style! Love how it turned out!

Sally said...

This is a great save! Your t-shirt is so cute! You should definitely make this into a pattern.

Robby H. said...

It's a great top, and no one would know it was a rescue project. I would wear one of those.

Patchwork and Play said...

You will have people lined up for this pattern Di! It looks fabulous on you- such pretty fabric in the perfect style!

gpc said...

The dress is cute but I know what you mean, some of the cutest things turn ugly on me when I buy for the body I used to have. :) Love the top and look forward to seeing a pattern -- I have not sewn for myself in years but have been thinking about it a lot lately. Although of course it is likely that I will choose some adorable -- on someone else -- pattern and not be clever enough to rescue it later like you did!

mascanlon said...

This is a perfect pattern Di! Exactly the style I am always looking for...as you said the things we used to love sometimes just don't play well anymore. And a great fabric save too.

Lisa C said...

I could literally live in tops like you made. They are stylish and comfortable and can be dressed up or down. Great job!

LethargicLass said...

It is lovely! If you need a plus size tester I am free LOL!

ashacpatel said...

Love this so much Di! I will be first in line to purchase this pattern if you release it! xoxo!

Leah said...

Here is the dress pattern you want, I don't know how they did it, but the V-neck doesn't open, it really hugs the body. Otherwise, what an adorable top! https://www.colettepatterns.com/catalog/wren

Janet Schultz said...

Love this! Please do a pattern. I've never sewn clothes for myself but this looks like something I may be able to actual do. I quilt, make dolls, and other projects so I would hope I could do this!

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

It looks lovely Di - and I'll certainly buy your pattern if you make one. Best wishes from Switzerland - where it is cold and snowy and where I am more than envious of your lemons and limes!!

Mama Spark said...

I really love this and it looks great on you! I would buy your pattern!