I hope you are all well.
Today, I felt better.
This afternoon I was ambitious and decided to make myself a top.
A couple weeks ago, I bought some really soft cotton lawn from Fabricland.
It was a buy 1 get 2 free sale.
So, I bought 3 fabric for $10 each and got 3 metres of each fabric.
That's a steal.
My intentions was to make myself a few summer tops.
I just want to let you know that I have tried to make myself clothes several times without success.
Commercial patterns don't fit me.
I'm a plus size, and take a size 2X or 3X depending on the brand.
(Did I just write my size on my blog? Yup!!! Ughhhhh.......just go with it)
Anyways, I'm not an average plus size.
I usually have a hard time finding tops that fit properly.
I have a small chest and I'm bigger in the middle.
I'm sure there are many plus size ladies who have the same problem as me.
Most tops are way to low cut and not fitted enough at the chest.
But, I have to go up a size to fit my middle.
It can be very frustrating to shop for clothes.
So, after making a top last week using a commercial pattern and totally blowing it....
I decided to make my own pattern.
I got my freezer paper out, grabbed my favourite tank top, and made myself a template of the front and the back piece.
I sewed the pieces together using French seams.
This fabric frayed a lot, so I thought this would be best.
I made some bias tape out of cotton fabric to decorate the neck line.
I can't believe it fit.
The arm holes are not too big. The neck is not too low. It's not too tight around my waist.
I did it!!
This is not stretchy fabric either.
I'm so proud of myself.
The best part though, was my husband loved it!!
He said I should make a few more.
So. I had a happy day!!!