There are so many oversized sweaters in stores at the moment, I thought I’d try it out… not really sure how I feel about the overall look! I think I’ll have to try it again a different way to make my final judgement!
Anyway, I’m not gonna lie guys… I feel really icky today. Does it show? After over a month of being sick on and off I’m really not sure how much more I can take. But at least that didn”t stop a little inspiration from hitting.
I found this huge tshirt a few months ago in one of our many boxes of clothing that doesn’t get worn. I’m pretty sure it’s a Qantas freebee (tipped off by the logo on the front!). I really wanted to use it to make some sort of a tunic, and dye it, but I couldn’t figure out how to hide the logo. Then last night I woke up in the middle of the night unable to sleep due to the most evil sore throat ever, and it suddenly struck me, put it on backwards! So I turned the shirt around so that the logo was on the back and was finally able to make what I wanted, this tunic top!
It’s actually inspired by a little top of Bunny’s that has pintucks all the way down the front. I didn’t really want perfect little pintucks, so instead handsewed with whipstitches all the way up. Love it! Took in 2 pleats at the back (to cover the logo and make it fit better), and took in the sleeves so that they fit me better.
So what do you think? Unfortunately I really didn’t get a good picture of the handstitch detail… but I’m hoping you get the picture. Overall I think I’m pretty pleased with the result! I was going to try and dye it grey, but I don’t feel up to it today, and honestly if I was going to do that I probably should have done it before I made the top, as I’m unsure if the dye will take on the thread I used, and the last thing I want is a grey top with weird white stitches on the front. I might test it out on some of the scraps…
Anyway, it’s ridiculously comfortable, and it’s making me feel a tiny bit better today. What is it about wearing something fresh that makes everything seem rosier? It gave me the motivation to go to the grocery store, which I know doesn’t sound like a hard task… but I was not in the mood to to the store… even though it’s only 1/2 a mile from my house! hehe. Now I think I’ll curl up in front of the tv with some chic flicks!