Saturday, June 9, 2012

Just for me

Every once in a while, I need to make something for me.  It keeps me happy, and makes sewing for others less of a job and keeps it as a passion, and a joy.  Sometimes it's an apron, or a table runner, or a quilt, but today it's a shirt. 

Since my budget is very tight, I can't afford to buy clothes right now.  I like having something (or lots of somethings, lol) new every season.  It's just fun!  I'm sure you agree, and do the same.  Anyway, I was contemplating some new shirts, and was looking through some fabrics that I bought a few years ago (when the budget was happier!lol). 

I discovered this pretty piece of 35" wide cotton, with an interesting weave, and pink flowers.  I pulled my favorite camp shirt pattern, and searched for buttons, and some Aurifil thread to match.  Now I have a fun new shirt to wear with jeans or white capris.  It's comfy, pretty, and airy.  Perfect for a hot Summer day.  I even have pink sandals that would look cute with it! 


I even played with a fun little flower stitch for the topstiching on the collar and yoke edges.  I love my Sony Cybershot camera!  Look at that detail!The flower is about the size of a quarter. 


Does anyone remember what this weave is called?  It's vintage, 35" wide 100% cotton.  Is it Dobby?  It almost feels like seersucker on the front, but it doesn't have the usual puckers.  The texture is just from this design in the weave.  I did pre-wash this, but do that anyway when making clothes. 

Matching buttons. 

Matching peony from my garden! 



6 comments:

QUILTLOVER said...

Love your Blouse and your Peony. Mine are just starting to come out of the ground.

Quiltin' WaYnE said...

Love The TopStitching MaryEllen...
Nice Work...

quiltingfrenzy said...

Blouse came out very nice!

thelifeandlovesofasheweevil said...

Lovely blouse, just about to make John a shirt. I think the weave is a Dobby, I did some research on them a few months ago.

And what a beautiful peony - lucky girl.

DownHome Designs said...

Pretty shirt, Mary. It looks cool and comfy. Great job! Love the prony!

DownHome Designs said...

prony=peony : )