Almost at the end of the month…holy cow, I am so over looking at my mug. The camera has been propped permanently on the tripod, and I’ve been taking snaps first thing in the morning every day, which accounts for why I resemble the undead so often.
And perhaps because I’ve been so ashen, I’ve felt the need to dial up the color factor this past week. I’ve also felt the need to make something for myself for a change. Over the last couple of days I found pockets of time to pump out this Simplicity 1463. I will always have a soft spot for dolman sleeves, and this looked like a painless pattern to keep my sewing appetite whetted. And hey, it’s part of my summer sewing plans (I’ll be updating that post with specific pattern info soon, by the way)!
This magenta/purple/amaranthine/claret/berry smoothie color is not my usual palette, but this was meant to be a muslin so I wasn’t too fussy about the vibrant hue or what to call it apparently. My mom gave me this jersey knit, and you can see that she skews toward bold colors. I’m planning on using a dreamy aqua linen knit (I know!!!! Linen knit), but I wanted to make sure this pattern would look okay on me. I’d also love to make this in a striped knit like the envelope version, but I’m all out of thin-striped knits. I’m thinking my fabric fast may be coming to an end very soon.
I added two inches to both the front and back of the hi-lo hem to accommodate my extensive torso, and I cut a size small but used 3/8-inch seam allowance instead of 5/8. I think the fit is pretty perfect as far as loose stretchy tops go.
I tried the outfit with the ankle boots for most of the photos, but in the end, I wore my sandals and a scarf to carry out my day. If you look closely, you can see my lazy white-thread-serged seams of yet another pair of skinnified jeans. I washed my other skinnified jeans, and wouldn’t you know it, I can’t fit in them anymore. This newly slimmed down pair is on the roomy side around the waist, and it’s super comfortable.
Here’s the round-up for MMMay Week 4 (aka the week of t-shirts):
Day 22: Coral Raglan Tee
Day 23: Striped Color-Block Tee
Day 24: Aqua Tunic
Day 25: Brown Polka Dot Washi
Day 26: Scoop Top
Day 27: Blue Floral Washi
Day 28: Magenta Dolman Top