You know what? It has been over a year since I took that sewing class. It has been over a year since I started this blog. I am so psyched about what I can do and about what I see others doing!!
Part of that is Spring Top Week by Made by Rae. Rae's Ruffled Top was a new entry last year on Sew Mama Sew when I had first started sewing. I soooo wanted to try it, but I didn't have the confidence to start sewing for myself until August. Even then, I didn't do it often. It is just so much easier to sew for kids: less fabric, faster results, a real need for those growing kids. Finally, I started sewing for myself about two months ago and after a few successes, I so wanted to take part in Rae's Top Week. It is like coming full circle.
I have tried for a month to figure out what top I should make. I wear t-shirts. I mean, I ONLY wear t-shirts. I only wanted to make a shirt if it was wearable. I only have two non-t-shirt shirts that I like to wear. I thought about trying to replicate one of those (the one that is NOT a button down shirt), but let's face it, that is a bit intimidating in itself even after my latest success with Sophia's dress. Then I thought about how that shirt was similar to the Ruffled Top. Even though, it is probably "so last year" (must be said with a snotty teenager voice), I thought it worth doing. So, I jumped up Saturday and started measuring and sewing. I am pretty pleased with the outcome. I especially appreciated the pockets that will keep little toys and tissues for the kids!