It’s been a LONG time since I’ve featured any of my sewing on the blog, and I NEEDED to break out of that rut with something easy enough to do, but with a big payoff. So of course the ladybug ended up with a new shirt. No worries, Lil Miss and Sir Twizzler have already put their orders in, and I’ll be working on something for them within the week. This wonderful top is the Shwin & Shwin Glass Onion top that I was able to test for her.
I picked out a red and pink paisley print that I’ve had in my stash for seems like years. I wasn’t too sure on the choice until it all came together, and the ladybug exclaimed at FINALLY having something new to wear that I had sewn. The pattern consisted of 8 pieces and has two back options as well. I chose the easier of the two as I wanted to sew up something that I could finish in two hours or less without much placement of notches or pleat marks. Not that I think that those are hard, but it was 10 in the evening and I wanted to go to bed with a completed project.
As with every Shwin pattern that I have either tested or purchased, the instructions are clear, and the sewing is a breeze. I still know that I’m not as good with gathering as I should be by now, but when you make mostly bags, you don’t have to practice that a lot. Overall though, I can say that I didn’t do too bad.
The back is what really drew me to this pattern. With a layered look that is actually sewn together at the neckline for a faux peek a boo look. You can always add a camisole or a sweater on top of the shirt, and it comes with cap sleeves, or the ones shown on the ladybug.
I can see her wearing a nice pair of jeans and boots with this top, and I can definitely see myself sewing up several of these to get through winter layering. It was such a breeze, and probably one of Shauna’s easier patterns to complete.
I mean, I’d say she was happy, no?
I feel like I haven’t seen so many things in so long, that I’m really excited to link up this week! Share your projects whether sewn, knitted, crocheted or hot glued! I want to see ALL THE THINGS!
Until next Thursday!
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