Could that fabric colour be any more epic? I think not! I am obsessed with this shirt- it is a coral linen jersey from The Fabric Store in Brisbane and I truly think it is one of the nicest fabrics I have ever worn. It is lovely and cool and has an epic drape. Which is super important if you are trying to rock a sickbed blue steel look…
Like a tiger… rowwwr!
And let’s take a moment for a quick shout out on my Iris shorts. I seriously feel like someone gave Colette Patterns my measurements for the perfect shorts when it comes to these. The only adjustment I made as always is to add two inches of length. And they may have the cutest polka dot pocket linings ever. I dare you not to squee when you see these…
Amanda- focus! We are here to focus on the most epic Grainline tee. So let’s get discussing…
What I loved about this pattern:
- PDF assembling like a boss. This really didn’t take long to put together and it was easy to follow. Gotta love a Grainline pattern!
- How straightforward it was. Honestly, if I had not french seamed everything I think I would have this knocked out in an hour or so. Let’s not talk about how much extra time the french seams took… Especially if you start your first set backwards. But that totes did not happen to me, I heard about that from a friend on another blog or something… >.>
- The neckline. I often have trouble getting shirt necklines to be just right and this just hit things out of the park. No cray-cray shoulder/neck adjustments required. That makes for one happy sewist!
- Grade the pattern down in the waist and hips. This is a looser fit tee but this just does not work with my shape. I ended up taking in the sides 2 inches each side in the waist and hips to get the fit I like.
- And that’s it. I love this pattern as it is. Also I don’t like having just a single dot point because it looks lonely so I added this as a point to pad things out. Yup, I fear illness has made me crazy…er.
House of Pinheiro says
happy one year bloganniversery!!!
No, Mands, YOU rock! Happy blogiversary and here’s to more crazy(er) sews in 2013. You need to wait another 5 whole years until you can go completely CA-RA-ZY to celebrate B&P properly in the year of the dog tho. Let the countdown begin!
Awesome shorts and lovely shirt! That feeling of finding a PERFECT pattern that fits and is easy to make? SCORE! And congrats on your blogiversary!
Oh, happy anniversary!
I have also had the monthlong death illness, though I haven’t been nearly as productive as you’ve been. Love, love the t-shirt.
Adorable and fabulous – Congratulations on a year of blogging! I always look forward to reading your posts!
Tors - Girl meets Wolf says
Happy blogiversary! Here’s to another fabulous year of you in my inbox and I hope you’re feeling better.
Loving the tee/shorts combo, such a lovely colour linen for the tee, looks amazing on you.
Happy blogiversary! Seriously, that shirt is fantastic, and I want some of that fabric, in that colour. Wonder if Wellington’s Global fabrics will have it…
Rad as always Ms Manda. Happy first birthday – may you be a terribly naughty and adorable two year old!
Delicious deep rose pink of the most perfect hue? Polka dot lining in the shorts? You’ve hit my two sweet spots. Sickbed sewing has paid off – can’t get over how well that pink suits you! Congrats on the one year, from one Virgo to another!
Thanks, Rach 😀
Sabs, I am all about CRAY_CRAY for year of the dog. Must get prepping now… 😉
I am so with you on the perfect fitting pattern, Rox. I am in love with this one 😀
Nooo! No one needs the plague month, Charlotte! I hope you feel better soon 😀
Thanks, Gillian! I like to share my nuttiness around so blogging seems to be the best way… ;P
Thanks, Tors! I must admit a dear friend of mine first spotted this fabric when we were at TFS. I am most thankful to her 😉
Thanks, Juliet! You need to get on the linen jersey fabric wagon. It’s rad!
You know it, Lizzy! I’m always up to mischief 😉
Merci, Miss Pops! Polka dots are becoming a weakness of mine!
Happy blogiversary, girlfriend! Love this Scout tee on you… now you’re making me want a new one! Love it!
Love the outfit, especially the polkadots and happy blogversary!
Happy one year!! My one year was this month as well. Hard to believe it’s been a year already.
What a kick arse outfit! Boom! happy new year xxx
Thanks, Ginge! Give in to the tee… You know you want to!
Thanks, Suze! My new mantra is everything can be improved by polka dots!
Thanks, Zoe and happy new year to you too!
Thanks, Shanni! And happy blogiversary to you too! 😀 😀 😀
Happy blogiversary! And what a great outfit to celebrate – LOVE the T! 😀
Hope you’re feeling better!
Mela R. says
Happy blogiversary! I love the color of your blouse. So pretty in pink 🙂
Cation Designs says
I’m pretty sure that’s the best post-one-month-of-sickbed photo set ever. That shirt color looks brilliant on you! I’m also totally with you on the one bullet point thing…it drives me crazy! Happiest of blogiversaries to you, and I’m so glad to have discovered your blog!
Thanks, Shivani! Am feeling much better though still don’t have my voice back completely. Soon… 😉
Thanks, Mela! Pink is the new black in my world!
I’m so glad someone else gets the solo bullet point issue, Cindy! And thank you 😀 It’s been a rad year!
LOVE that color!! Congrats on a year of blogging ~ can’t wait to see what you do in the new year 🙂
I was thinking of getting the pattern for the Iris shorts – I like yours – I may just have to order them now!
Thanks, Jenny! Give in to the Iris shorts- I have had nothing but success with them and I now have two pairs in curtain fabric, one pair in denim and two pairs in wool… Gah- I’m an addict! 😉
Fiona Law says
Your blog makes me laugh! Have loved reading it the last month or so.
Fifi, London England
ah, another lover of the scout tee! that’s a great color and i’m sure you’re going to get so much wear out of it. and i love the polka dot iris lining!
and congrats on your blogaversary!!! <3
Thanks, Fiona! I figure sewing is crazy fun so I write about it in the same way 🙂
Thanks, Dixie 🙂 I must admit that this has gone to the top of my everyday wear list. I’m a little obsessed…
I discover you and I take my hat off to you … This blog is full of fun, crazy and good projects … I love everything!
That’s so kind of you, Rosy! Thank you so much 😀
Yay! Congrats on your one year, and for two awesome additions to your wardrobe! 🙂 Both the tee and the shorts are super cute 🙂 Hope you’re feeling better! 🙂
Thanks, Symon! I’m living in these fancy new threads 😀
Jacq C says
Hi, just to let you know I’ve nominated you for Liebster Award, I’m really enjoying your blog 🙂
Thank you so much, Jacq! 😀 😀 😀
Happy blogiversary! And hopefully you’re feeling better now 🙂
Happy anniversary! and here’s to many more 🙂
I’m sorry you’ve been feeling sick, but you look terrific in your new Tshirt!
Thanks, Zo! I’m rather proud and feeling much better 😀
Merci, Carolyn! Rad hand sewn tees aid in recovery… True story 😉
Oh I’m so late to the party. Have all the cheese and pineapples on sticks been eaten?
Congratulations on a wonderful year of sewing!!
It’s always great to see the eponymous Bimble and Pimble in a post too!
Thank you, lovely! The fur kids get a bit cross when they’re not featured in a while. I should get some pics of them wit their summer haircuts and share. It’s too cute!