I'm officially calling my goal to sew 8 garments by the end of May "Sew Crazy!" because starting today I work backstage for about 10+ hours a day, 5-6 days a week. I still aim to make it happen and I've got my projects mostly planned out, but I'm not going to be bummed if I don't get them all done.
The good news is that one of my fellow wardrobe apprentices was also really eager to have a sewing buddy, so I'm a bit more motivated. Everything's going well so far but all I've done is sew snaps for (literally) 17 hours. My fingers never hurt so badly.
Pattern: McCall's 6435 (2011) ($1.99)
Fabrics: Dark pink - rayon/lycra jersey, light pink - cotton jersey (JoAnn's - $8)
Time: Approximately 4 hours
Total Cost: $10
Size: I usually make a 14 but here I made a 12. RTW I wear 8 petite.
Pros: It was very straightforward and quick! The fit is about what I would expect of a store bought t-shirt, so nothing amazing, but I think I can fix that next time. I was just glad it wasn't sackville. The yoke is cute and it would be eays to convert this to a plain t-shirt.
Cons: This should have been a stupid fast project, but I ignored the instructions for hemming everything (bottom, sleeves, neck) and first tried hemming with a twin needle, which I loved, but it skipped on occasion. Then I switched to banding, which was bad. I pulled on the sleeve bands and they ended up kind of tight on my biceps. And I'm no Hulk! So then I didn't pull on the neck band and it ended up loosey-goosey. Since it doesn't look bad I'm going to leave it but I know better for next time. The pattern itself just calls for a narrow hem. All this banding meant the dreaded hand sewing and that's why it took 4 hours instead of just 2.
What's next? My Macaron I've been trying to finish since January!