Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Spring Ruffle Shirt

Sew Mama Sew had posted the Spring Ruffle Shirt tutorial from Made by Rae back in April and I loved it. I didn't think I would actually be able to make it, but Karen made a beautiful one and gave me a little nudge to try it.

I started making it for myself out of this blue flower fabric that I picked up in Philly back in March. I didn't have much trouble with it, but it was much too big on me. I did some waist shaping and it was still too big. The shirt fit fine around my girls, but the waist made me look like a tent.

So, I did a little more waist shaping...then a little more. Still too one more time. Well, that last time proved to be too much shaping and now I had Pi sized shirt.

She's looking more and more like me everyday, no?

Gah! She, of course, is very happy I made the shirt too small. I was annoyed with myself at first, but seeing how she looks so cute in it, I got over that really fast.

When I asked her to take a picture in the shirt, this is how she initially posed. Silly girl! Love that kid.

Yeah, we use old crates to sit on the porch. Don't husband is a DJ. :)

I'm going to give a Christina-sized shirt another shot after the move.


Kristina P. said...

I think she looks adorable! Great job!

Ally said...

She looks very pretty in her momma-made shirt! Love that fabric too.

Laura said...

Really cute shirt! You're getting so good at the sewing!

My husband is a DJ too, so I know about the crates, ha, ha! He has a bunch of wooden crates full of records in our basement. Our cat likes to climb on top of the records and scratch them (even though she doesn't have any front claws). I guess she still has scratching instincts.

Bezzie said...

She totally looks like you!!!

LOve the shirt!!! I'm not quite ready for ruffles and such like that. Above my skill level!

Snap said...

Pi looks great in her new shirt ... color and style are wonderful. Looks like you are enjoying your sewing.

Caroline said...

I saw that pattern too! It came out darling! Pi makes a great model!

Karen said...

YAY! I think you did a great job!

And Pi does look so much like you!

Mimi said...

Lovely shirt! Looks so cute on her :)

Kado! said...

How Cute!!!! I want one too!