Saturday is clean-the-house day around here. Often, I just shut the sewing room door and ignore it. This week, I left it open. Which meant I could wake up on Sunday morning with clear floors, a clear conscience and time to do those oft neglected non-sewing activities. But the lure of the clear sewing room was too strong. It would be easy to duck in there and whip up a quick project before my kids had the pancakes on the table.
When I looked up the link for the Eileen Fisher site in my last post, I stopped for a look around. This project is not a copy of one of her garments, but it was inspired by the feel of her collections. I started with an OOP Vogue pattern (from 2004) for a raglan sleeved shirt with a wide neckline.
I cut the back and sleeves as per the pattern. For the front, I wanted to create a bit of a cowl, but I just wanted to add the extra fabric in the top half, so I first cut the bottom half as per normal (that is not bad cutting...that is me grading out to a Sz 14).
I then sewed the top, except for where the upper part of the front attaches to the seams, so that I could play around with it a bit and decide what I wanted.
Goes nicely with my pajamas and the remnants of the previous nights' eyeliner, doesn't it. Don't worry, I'll show you the dress that went with the eyeliner in the next post.