A little background - we built a new house last year. We've lived here for 6 months now (we moved in December 23rd!) and in our rush to move in the basement wasn't completed. I swore that it would be finished as soon as humanly possible, but guess what? It's still not done. And guess where my studio/office is? In the basement.
But I'm not bitter, oh nooooooo. Nope. I just use our dining room! The problem is, I had to clean it up to host the party last week and I can't bear to clutter it up again! The piles and piles and PILES of fabric are now neatly stacked in Rubbermaid containers in my garage and it makes me want to cry. I hadn't touched my fabric or my sweet sewing machine for THREE DAYS and I was starting to get the shakes.
To remedy this I decided to start on the ever-present Simplicity 4589 top. I've had the pattern and fabric for months. I bought some clearance fabric for my first try - I've never sewn adult clothing before so it's a new adventure. One part of sewing for myself that I've already found offensive - taking my measurements. Oh, MY. That made me think twice about what I'm ordering at the Thai restaurant tonight.
You can see some cute tops made from this pattern here, here, & here. Let's hope mine comes out half as good as those - pics tomorrow!