Added Mar 12, 2010
Again, I saw a beautiful shirt that was way out of my price range… (should I be distressed that so much of my inspiration comes out of my inability to spend excessive amounts of money on things? nah!) so I used the image of the shirt as inspiration for this little plaid number. I am not ususally a ruffley fluffle-ee kind of person, but the clean lines and modern feel of this design enticed me entirely. It was a fun challenge working with the plaid, I know it can be a bit of a nuisance sometimes, but for this project I felt it really added to the fun… plus it is so much easier to sew in straight lines when you have them on the fabric. (hand sewing is such a bother to use a very famous bear’s favorite word “oh bother”) Putting this ruffle on required much fiddling and sewing and resewing and tearing apart what I had just sewn, adjusting slightly and sewing again. I’m really proud of the way it turned out though! I can’t wait until our warm spring weather makes itself at home here so I can put it to good use!
I used local minority fabric for this project… (i know i use it in many of my projects, but it’s what I can get! and its fabulous!) I think my wardrobe will incorporate more plaid than ever before after living here for two years!
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