I’m dressed like a heckin crayon and ready for easter dinner in my new #seamworknatalie and my ginger (not quite)jeans. i’m very glad i decided to run a construction test of this hack before i cut into the stripey drapey rayon i originally planned for this top, because it was a late-night-caffeine-fuelled confusing journey putting this thing together even using this crisp and easy to sew fabric. i love the way a facing on the inside of a tie front shirt looks but getting it put together was extremely complicated! if anyone knows a tutorial for a tie front button down with a facing on the lower half please fill me in because i was looping this thing around on itself like crazy.
adjustments: this is a size 4 with an sba and the hem lengthened by 2.5”, then curved up to the waist point. i won’t attempt to explain the facing process here because nobody should attempt it 😅😂 i also bias finished the armholes and the back hem with bias tape, largely because i didn’t have enough fabric for sleeves!
this fabric was purchased at a garage sale for $1 and has already been made into a button down for ian and several pouches, so i think i got my money’s worth. i’ll probably cut the rest of it into bias tape
I made both my primary care and my therapist laugh today with my men have made a lot of bad art tee, which i think means i'm winning at the medical industrial complex. shirt is from @women_artists and skirt is the @seamworkmag#lauraskirt .
[image: shannon standing in front of a row of bookshelves, hands on her hips and looking to one side. she wears a pale beige tee shirt and a raspberry colored skirt, blue leggings, and metallic sandals.]