Monday, March 8, 2010

Maternity Shirt

My dear friend Ashley shared this pattern on a maternity shirt that she found. *Just a little side note...she and her hubby are expecting baby number two...AND IT'S A GIRL!!* Anyways, she told me how easy it was and that she did it in just an afternoon..."yeah right!! There is no way I can make a shirt...I can hardly sew curtains..." Well, I decided to get over my fear and try it out. The pattern comes from Megan Nielsen. Click her name to go to her blog! She has a lot of fun sewing ideas!

My sister-in-law and I went to Joann's so we could pick out some fabric for our projects we were working on. I found some great fabric for the shirt and some handy
little tools to help me along the way. This was my first time to work with an actual pattern; all the other things I've made were copying something I already had around the house...or by just getting after it and seeing how it turned out. Without Halie's help...I probably would still be staring at the pattern wondering what to do next!

Well, I kept my phone close in case I needed to call Ashley...which I did. Much to my surprise I, too, was able to finish my very first shirt in just an afternoon! I was al
most in shock when I finished..."Did I really just make a shirt??? Me?? Project Runway...here I come!" :) Now, it is by no means perfect...I know where the flaws are but I don't think anyone else will.

JUST LOOK AT IT!!! MINE...ALL MINE. Fits like a glove too!

My sweet hubby was impressed and asked "How does it feel to wear something that
you made??"
"Well, it feels pretty fantastic...I must say"
I'm pretty sure this is a candidate for our maternity pictures that are coming up in just a few weeks!
**Thank you Halie and Ashley for your sewing tips!!**

6 comments:

The Roberson's said...

jay wonderful job! I love it!!

Katelyn said...

TOO CUTE!!! Any chance you could pass the design choice on... I don't sew at all, but my mom might be able to help me with it!!!

The Overtons said...

Absolutely Miss Katelyn. At the top of the post you can click "pattern" and that should take you to the website where I got the tutorial. Above her last picture is a link for the PDF print out. It's very easy to follow!! Let me know if you have any questions or are having trouble finding the tutorial.

Nick and Natalie said...

OH MAN I LOVE IT!!! I HAVE ON LIKE THIS FROM ISABELLA OLIVER! I WIAH I CAN MY SEWING MACHINE HERE! YOU ARE SO DOMESTIC I LOVE IT!

The Overtons said...

Natalie, the girl that came up with this pattern did it for her and some friends after they saw the Isabella Oliver one!! haha

loribeth said...

so precious & totally something you would do :)