Every once in a while, this mama needs something for herself.
And when I saw this super pretty knit at Hobby Lobby the other day, I knew it was destined to be hanging in my closet somehow. They had a cream color too, but you all know I am a sucker for all things blue!
So the knit is a super lightweight knit, with varying rows of a stripe and lace layer. It sat on my table along with a million other half-finished projects (I am so easily distracted right now, it is embarrassing) until yesterday. I shoved everything off my table on wild impulse, went to my closet and grabbed a shirt that I really like how it fits, and started tracing right onto this blue stripe for my pattern. I just crossed my fingers that it fit! When it turned out, I traced the shirt again onto freezer paper to have a permanent pattern for it.
I cut the shirt shorter than the inspiration one so I could add a thick stretchy band on the bottom. And, so I didn’t have to hem the sleeves or neckline, I added bands on the arms too and a thin collar around the neckline. It took a few hours, but I was so happy with the finished product that I squealed, out loud, with delight. I called my husband to come home right away to see but… I guess his MBA classes were more important? (psshhht. Whatever.)
As soon as he came home I threw my camera at him and ran outside, hoping to get a few photos in before he took off one way and I left in another. Hence the totally awkward photos. I should remember not to inform him he is picking up from piano lessons while he is snapping pictures…
Have you made anything for yourself lately? You should. It is quite satisfying :)