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I love a good peasant top. Love them. I absolutely wore my favorite to shreads a couple of years ago. I've been mourning the loss ever since. So, I was thrilled when I saw this tutorial.
I immediately decided to make my own. But, at the same time, I was reading Alabama Studio Style by Natalie Chanin. So, I decided to mash the two together. I started with an oversized men's white t-shirt and a dark blue shirt from my closet with an awful neckline. This is what I ended up.

So, I can't follow a tutorial exactly ever. I gathered the sleeves with elastic thread. I made the neckline elastic casing from the contrasting fabric rather than the white. I added a band of ontrasting fabric around the bottom hem. And, of course, a couple of reverse applique flowers.

It's my new favorite shirt. I'm trying to refrain from starting on another right away.

You wouldn't know it from the two posts today, but there has been some serious bad juju in the craft room this week. I finished the quilt on Monday and then everything I touched started to turn to crap. This is attempt #3. I ruined two other shirts trying. Simple t-shirt revamp went horribly wrong-twice. I'm trying to design a cross-stitch project and just struggled with it. I put together a fabric stack for a new quilt project. Plenty of cute yellows and blues but my stash of bright oranges is exhausted. And I can not find any I like. I've been to three stores and have not bought a single one. I guess I'm picky with my oranges. (And it's the wrong time of year. Everything's a harvesty, rusty orange not a bright orange.) I'm refusing to order any online or drive the 45 minutes to another craft store because this was supposed to be a quick, cheap, mostly stash project. It's just another little frustration on top of a week of frustrations. I'm really hoping this finish means an end of the bad juju. If not, I'm going to have to invent some sort of cleansing ceremony for the craft room. Any suggestions?


**nicke... said…
i totally love it trina!!! love it!

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