I’ve halfway met my goal for MMMay16: I made one thing! And I’m still plugging away on my shirtdress, so hopefully that will get done too.
Day 16 and 17: On the 16th I buckled down and sewed up the Hey June Lane Raglan. My sewing mojo was very low at this point – two weeks of looking at 5 year old makes that don’t fit anymore (or never did) and that are not styles I wear anymore was bumming me out. I felt like I didn’t have a good enough grasp of my style to make things I would wear and that I was a failure at fitting. This is doubly depressing when this is what you do for a living.
With some trepidation I cut into my precious, discontinued Girl Charlee fabric and hoped for the best. Turns out I got lucky! I could nitpick – the sleeves need a little hemming and could stand to bit a bit more fitted but overall it is comfortable, flattering, matches clothes I already own and definitely fits in my color palette without being boring. AND IT WAS A STASHBUST!!!! ALL THE WIN!!!!
- I sewed a medium with no FBA. I had read lots of reviews before attempting this pattern and even though I am a DD cup, it sounded like the FBA was designed for ladies more endowed than myself. If I make it again I might go down a size, if I was using a more stable fabric or making a rash guard from it and then I might try the FBA. As it is, this shirt is a great everyday shirt or could even be made to be a sleep shirt.
These pants stay in my closet because I really enjoy them, but in all these years I have yet to find a top that I feel actually matches and flatters them.