The passing of a decade, another insignificant birthday, and Sew Mama Sew's "Make It, Wear It June sewing challenge" was the impetus to sew something for myself. [You can check out all the Make It, Wear It projects here. I believe the pool closes June 30th.]
For my project, I used Amy Butler's Mini Dress, Tunic, and Top pattern and about 2 yards of Amy's Love/Paradise Garden collection.
here - and a pal tried it out here]. I find her patterns well-written and easy to follow. Her instructions also include a number of techiques which make your project take on a really finished look (the top shown has an invisible zipper, pleats, and yoke facing). I made my top in size "medium". It is a little more flared than I would like and next time I would take in the sides about a 3/4 inch.
I had fun with this project. I hope it's not another decade.
This project is linked to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do and Sew Cute Tuesday
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