Here it is. My favorite fabric of the year, in a shirt that I can't love.
I thought an over-sized long drapey tee would be just the ticket for this fabric. So, I whipped it up humming with happy thoughts about dramatically flitting around town, looking french and sipping coffee, getting so many compliments about how cute my shirt was, where did I get that? Oh, I made it.
When I put it on and looked in the mirror, I only half inflated for a tiny moment, and then I adjusted, and then I fully deflated.
There are a few things going on with this shirt that do not have me psyched. First, the neckline. Ahem. The horizontal zigzags along with the oversized-ness is not flattering my upper half. It is gramma-fying it, right? Also, because of the pattern printed on the fabric, I really should have left it sleeveless, or figured out how to miter (line up) the zig-zags. In other words, the flow is all jacked up. Also, I like the length, but I think it should flow freely at the bottom without the cuff bringing it in sweatshirt style. It needs a little more flounce and drape and less tapering.
My next idea for this fabric, because I assure you, I am not done with it, is a poncho style shirt. I think it would be amazing. Please dissuade me if you think I am delusional. Any thoughts kind people? It would also make an amazing dress. Hmmmm? Also, I might mention, this fabric is NOT cheap. Still, it is cheaper than buying a new shirt, so as long as I don't make any more duds, like this one, I should still be saving money, right?
Happy and healthy Thursday!