Sewing is a lot like life...sure, there are patterns for just about everything, but in order to love what you do, or love what you make, you have to change the pattern to make it your own regardless if the change is a fraction of an inch or the length of a yard. And more often that not, those choices you make to change the pattern do not work out exactly the way you hope. It can be frustrating and challenging, and sometimes you have have to rip it all apart at the seams and start completely over. Which requires patience. A lot of patience. But in doing so, you create something that is far more rewarding, and far more beautiful, then what you started with.

Friday, January 21, 2011

You are not going to believe this!

Y'all, I MADE this!
I made it!
I made it!

I can hardly believe it myself!


And I made it without a pattern. And by taking my own measurements.
And by guesstimating most of it.
I still cannot believe it!


I think why I am so excited is because finding a great top has
aways been difficult for me because I am big busted.
Always have been.
Imagine I always will be.


But this is so encouraging that I can make something in a super cute style
and in a super cute print and have it actually fit.

And fit well.
The length is perfect for me.
The width is perfect for me.
The bust is perfect for me.

I have never had this experience in my life.

30 comments:

  1. Making my own patterns that end up turning out soo cute is a really good feeling :). This is cute!

    dominiquescraftcouture.blogspot.com

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  2. It looks awesome on you!! Sometimes getting past the fear that there could be failure sets you up for success!

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  3. I am beyond impressed! It looks wonderful!
    :)
    Courtney

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  4. That looks great on you! Don't you just love that feeling? Knowing that you made something and it turns out perfectly?

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  5. I love it, and I also feel your pain! (Not only am I large chested, I am also nursing right now...eeek, lol) You did a fantastic job!

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  6. I want one! Start making more and putting them out to sell. Springtime wear, here we come. :)

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  7. Very cute! Ironically, I'm looking at that same fabric lying on my table right now. I love it and want to do something with it, but I don't have the nerve to try what you did. =) Think I'll be making a bag or something.

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  8. Wow. That looks brilliant on you. Lovely fabric. x

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  9. That looks great; you are sew talented!

    Thanks, too, because I have been thinking how easy it would be to do a dress with a tied neck/ shoulder...but I kept thinking ties plural, and that bows on both shoulders would be too little girly....DUH not sure why I didn't think of just one tie; this looks great and sophisticated instead of little girly. I am going to play with doing necks like this in my sundresses for this year. Thanks for the inspiration again!

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  10. Looks beautiful on you - great job!

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  11. So cute!!

    Coming over from A Girl Creative's bloghop!!

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  12. Beautiful! I love the pillow case you used - it's a great top!! Looks perfect for going out on the town!! Did you design this pattern yourself?

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  13. Very cute!!! I made a dress for my daughter once and considered keeping it for a shirt for me! :) Might need to make myself one.

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  14. Cool, this is adorable!!! Great job!

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  15. Super cute!! I haven't sewn any clothes in a long time, but this is so inspiring! I might have to get back into it.

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  16. This is great! And out of a pillowcase?? Awesome! I haven't sewn clothes since my glorious 4-H days, but now you have me thinking. :)

    Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday!

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  17. That's great! If you have not been by yet, make sure you enter my linky contest! The best of January 2011 will be showered with prizes! I also have some great Valentines giveaways going on right now!

    http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/01/strut-your-stuff-link-up-party.html

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  18. Awesome - I haven't tried garment sewing yet! You provide some great inspiration.

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  19. Very Cute! I am big chested as well and have a hard time finding cute tops. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Well done!! It looks fabulous - I can't believe you made it from a pillowcase!! I've seen lots of pillowcase dresses for little girls before, but never a top! great idea!

    Thanks so much for linking to A Round Tuit! Hope you're having a fabulous week!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  21. What a great idea! I also have a hard time with tops fitting over my "girls". I hope that you will link this up with my Show and Share Sunday linky party, going on all week. http://craftygeordi.blogspot.com/2011/01/show-and-share-sunday_23.html

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  22. turned out so cute!! I have an issue with the chest too, I think I should try this! Thanks so much for coming and linking up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings!! Make sure to come by tomorrow for a giveaway!! :)

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  23. I am really proud of you! Me making this=me buying case and putting in mail to mom:)
    Christine
    greatoakcircle.com

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  24. Yay!!! It is soo cute and looks fabulous on you! Really so cute! I need to get your skills!

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  25. This is equally as fantastic as your pillowcase dresses. You look gorgeous. And, I'm with Jess, start selling them, lady. :)

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