Saturday, March 3, 2012

My Alone Shirt

I am not sure how, but I have the whole house to myself today.  We even have company this weekend and I am by myself.  It doesn't hurt that I am getting sick and no one wants to be around me.  There are a bunch of projects that I want to start or finish this weekend. 

First up, make something for Week 4 of the Craft Marathon.  The theme:  tangerine orange.  Lucky for me I had this tangerine orange knit in my stash that I have been wanting to hack into.  As you can see, I made this tank top.  I used another shirt to roughly cut out the main pieces (like this shirt), and then kept cutting here and there until it looked decent.  The tank top turned out a little too tight and the edges roll, but it was a good experience learning how to sew or how not to sew jersey knit.  Maybe I can use this shirt for gardening...Oh wait...I don't garden.  Weeding the flowerbeds was punishment when I was a kid...therefore I don't really appreciate yardwork or gardening.  I don't know how I will wear this shirt...I suppose it could be a sewing by myself shirt. 

What are you doing this weekend?



  1. Cute tank :). I hope you feel better. I have had one of those sinus headaches that doesn't allow me to do much so I haven't really done much this weekend :(. Kaylie's home for the weekend though :)

    1. I really like this tank top! The trick to wearing fitted stuff is "spanx". Yep, I said it.

    2. Thanks Mona. I hope you are feeling better too. My body feels fine, but my head is still a little foggy.

    3. @amanda.grace - Ha Ha. Do spanx make you sweat like crazy?

    4. yep! :D it's worth it though when you see rolls smoothed out. :D


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