What did surprise me, though, was my utter lack of indifference when these things did go wrong. After all, I ended up cutting off at least 2 serged edges (and who knows how much fabric ) and yet I found myself shrugging my shoulders and saying "eh, I'll just make it work." It was very un-Carolyn-like...and yet, it appears that I did just make it work.
The shirt actually fits (always a plus), and I like it (double plus!). And as a triple plus, my husband told me that the shirt actually flatters my lady-parts (of course, I then needed to bust his bubble by telling him that it's only because my strapless bra is padded).
All in all, I'm ridiculously happy with how this turned out. And to think...it all started with a little picture that I happened to see on flickr.
Pattern: Based off of Vogue 8380, but shortened into a shirt
Size: Size 4 on top but graded out to around a size 8 around the band
Fabric: The Garden voile from the Haven's Edge collection by Tina Givens (lovely stuff!)
|Look at the little orange munchkin|
sneaking into my photo shoot!