Friday, January 04, 2008

Yay? or Nay?


I decided I needed a new shirt. And that only means one thing: Simplicity 3835. I had bought this Alexander Henry (Kleo in chocolate) print a year or more ago, thinking I would make a skirt or some pillows with it. But my friend warned me that the large print might not look so good on a butt, so I reconsidered the skirt idea. I never did make the pillows and there it sat in my stash. Until Tuesday night when it became this shirt.

As much as I love the short-sleeved version of this pattern, I wanted to make half-sleeves on this one to experiment. At first I wasn't sure about them. They seemed a little snug (I don't like snug) and I was afraid they would annoy me. I promised myself if they annoyed me, I'd cut them down to short sleeves. Well, guess what? They did not annoy me and did not seem snug once I wore it. I think they will stay half-sleeves.

So, the thing is, I worry that the print is a little wild for a shirt. I wore it to the doctors the other day and the two nurses loved it. I wore it to Young Women's at church the other night and the young women loved it. I am still on the fence. Is it a Yay? or a Nay?

29 comments:

Emily said...

Definately a YAY! Looking great! Wish I was slim enought for this type of print!

Karyn said...

Absolutely YAY!!!!!!!!!! Lera, I love it! Now I have to go back and look at the pattern, are there pattern pieces for the long sleeve or did you just wing it?

Alicia A. said...

yay. for sure.

on your tiny little bod with a nice pair of jeans, definitely a yay.

Annie said...

Yay! Looks fabulous on you.

: )

Sonja said...

It's a total yay. 100%!

kirsten said...

yay! it looks awesome.

Hip Mama Crafts said...

Yay! I love it Lera! so cute!

Sarah and Jack said...

I agree with the others, you can totally pull it off.

SilverLining Designs said...

I think it looks great! Bold, fun colours. You always have to have at least one of those in your closet.

christy said...

for sure yay! you are skinny enough to wear that large print. cute.

laeroport said...

A resounding Yay, you skinny minny!
On me and my muffin top, I'm sure it would be a nay.

Cici said...

well, of course its a ya! love it. and i love those sleeves. you'll have to answer the same question to me - did you wing those sleeves or are they part of the pattern?

Katie Jean said...

looooooooove it! It's definitely a keeper!

Beth said...

Yay! I love the shirt. I must pick up this pattern.

I just finished a Simplicity "It's So Easy" 4137 skirt and there are many more in my future!

Anonymous said...

only you could wear that...i love it. ME

diana said...

YAY!!!YAY!!! so very cool!!!

Amy said...

Of course it's a yay... it's so great!

neufeldepp said...

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lindsey892 said...

Yay! Love the print on a shirt!

amandajean said...

I think it is great!

TinkerBlue said...

YAY, YAY, YAY.

Sarahau said...

Definatly a yay. It looks absolutly fabulous!

Little Munchkins said...

It looks fabulous. Definitely a Yay!

Heide said...

A resounding YAY!

northdakotablonde said...

I think its soo darling!

LK said...

Yay! Reminds me of Oilily! Tres chic!

Coralee said...

for sure a YAY! love it!

Chara Michele said...

I say yay for sure! It is super cute & I love the print! :)

Mirre said...

A definite YAY from me!