I decide that it was about time to post something!
The most recent projects have been Myra and a pattern that I created by coping the shirt I wear most in my studio. It is one of those waffle knit long sleeve T's that are just pure comfort! to work in.
I also am showing Cara pant that I sewed in the winter sometime...thinking and hoping for spring! now its here!
I like to repurpose heavy weight T-shirt fabrics. I am lucky to live close to Athens OH where our Arts West Community Arts Center once a year has a 'clean out your closets' clothing exchange! Its great...there are LOTS of themed typed/sports t's ... especially mens sizes...that are pitched ...which means lots of bright jewel tone/neutrals and black colors to pick from. I have found Myra to be an excellent pattern to work with repurposed t's.
I wore my most recent Myra to a MFA thesis exhibit last night and got so many compliments!!!! ...where did I get it, do I make them for sale?....what, you made it! I was so very happy...my goal this summer was to make new tops for myself! It is shown with a 3/4 lenght black knit dress but last night I wore with black capris.
The other shirt pattern is the one that I made up from my studio work shirt. I wanted something to wear last month when the new Hellboy movie opened. I had previously bought 3, to small hellboy t'shirt, like ...5 years ago...on sale, cheap, but the wrong size for me. They have sat in my fabric hoard...know what I mean! So, thank you Tina! for your recent 'lets sew' incentives ...!
I dug those 3 t's out and found I had anther one to work with too! So I made a long sleeve version out of the 3 red printed t's and a 3/4 sleeve out of the other printed t plus a couple of repurpose black t's from the same 'repurpose t's want to make pile'! And yes, I went to see Hellboy twice! and had a new top to wear for both... because I love his character/movies...i have followed for years. red print long sleeve I wore with black capris, the 3/4 sleeve I wore with Cara pant.