Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Sheet Shirt


Well, I made another Simplicity 3835. It's from a thrifted sheet that I bought years ago. This time I made a couple of changes to it. First I scooped the neckline a little. I thought it might be better for spring/summer (if warmer weather ever gets here). Then I made the sleeves a little longer and the casing a little higher and hoped for a more ruffly sleeve cuff. That didn't happen. I guess I didn't make the sleeve wide enough for my desired effect. And do not (I repeat do not) attempt to slightly taper the bottom of the shirt. Even though it looks slightly maternity-ish, there is a reason for it. It's called bust. If you try to narrow the waist/hip area of the shirt, you will not be able to fit it over your chest. Just trust me on that one.

This is one of those shirts that I think looks better on the hanger. And sadly, it doesn't look so great there either.

P.S. Lori is that the sheet from your parents' bed?

11 comments:

Little Munchkins said...

I think it looks fine...you are not happy with it?

melissa said...

You are so prolific in your sewing! Adorable shirt!

Karyn said...

Okay, it looks great from here. Now how did you scoop the neckline a bit? I need to know.

miss chris said...

Wow, you're so good at this... this sheet is perfect and doesn't look like a sheet at all.

utmommy said...

I would never have thought to use a sheet. So cute!

laeroport said...

I think it might be the sheet from my parents bed - only yours isn't as faded. I think the shirt is adorable. I so want to make some new shirts. costume I made last year is basically that same patter. I wonder where I put that?

cici said...

i think it looks fine, too. doesn't it look good on?

Lola said...

OK! Here is how you taper in the bottom, and still get ti over your bust....you put those little slits in the bottom of the side seams. Try it!

hooli said...

sadly, with my bust, i could probably taper the shirt. but thanks for the tip.
Also, I pretty certain my parents had those sheets.

Emily said...

Love the freshness and uncluttered simplicity of the sheet fabric used!

Hey, where is your usual model?

amandajean said...

I think it looks great!