Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Blue shirt

2 projects done, 6 to go, and 36 days left

OK Readers, I’m done the blue shirt. Let me remind you what it looked like BEFORE.


I initially tried to keep the sleeves, but I ran into some problems and realized puffy sleeves are just not meant to be tapered, just like apples are not meant to be bananas.

Instead, I opted for a summer shirt with ruffles, inspired by a Thread Bangers project. (You can find the complete tutorial here: http://www.threadbanger.com/post/16802/how-to-make-a-ruffled-top-from-a-mens-shirt).

After I made the ruffles for the bust, though, I realized it looked better as sleeves. (Great idea Olivier!)

I will definitely be wearing this baby.

Once again, I realized that things always take much longer. (Surprise, surprise, Adrienne underestimates time.) I was like, “This project is going to be a breeze! Adjust the sides here, taper the sleeves there, and we’re done.”
No way José. I think I spent 10 hours on it. Hard to believe, isn’t it?

Other than that, I have been working on the Andrew sweater this weekend. I printed the pattern from Burda Style and I hope to cut it tonight.

Of note, my friend Martin has come all the way from Germany, via British Columbia, just to cheer me on! (And visit Ottawa).
Left to right -- Stefan, Martin and me, with a plant on my head.


  1. Haha I totally wouldn't have noticed it if you hadn't said it :)
    I love, love the sleeves. That type of cut fits you beautifully. Although in the pictures, the bottom part looks baggy.
    See you soon sister!

  2. p.s.: ouuu food I see? what did you make for supper?

  3. A type of a Haitian stew! With plantains, chicken, potatoes, curry, tomato paste and carrots. 5 stars according to my guests. :0)

    And the bottom part does look baggy in the picture, but it is intentional (designed for a high-waist).


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