Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Simplicity 4177

I’ve come to realize that summer is almost here and I have nothing to wear!!! So I started this pattern yesterday and got this far:

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I still have to make a casing and insert elastic in the neckline. I’m kinda stumped. I made this up using an old sheet because I wanted to practice the pattern first – I’m glad I did because I can already tell you it’s too short! I guess I’ll have to practice again…I made that top view on the right without the “belt” or front decoration. I just want a nice, simple, shirt that I can make again and again and again. I am a little worried that because I’m a bit…ah…busty…I’ll end up looking like a big bubble…we’ll see. :) I found a neat website to share with you though! I’ve had this pattern for a while but put off making it because the directions that came with it ended up in the black hole around here. Well, if you go to you can find the directions in PDF format and print them out!!!  PHEW!

Other news…did you participate in Julie’s Garden Swap? I did and I got my package from Natalie in Australia yesterday! Here is what I got:


Look at all those goodies – an assortment of Tea, a couple magnets, some tomato seeds, some candles, a little notebook and pen, some wrapping paper, some garden ties, some cool craftiness from Natalie’s craft room, some dried rose petals from her garden, an Australian gardening magazine, a handy garden tote, and some kitchen towels! Phew! I felt perfectly spoilt. I hope she likes what I sent her…I’m not going to tell you what it was because that would wreck her surprise. But, if you want to know, once she gets it she’ll link up a picture on Julie’s blog. That is what I’m going to do right now!

Happy Crafting!!!


Julie said...

Oh Kim, that was a wonderful surprise from your partner. I am so glad everyone has been having a great time.
I think I'll just have to do another one later on this year. Gotta think of a reason.
Hard day today, really hard. Need to take a couple days to get back to "me".
Hope you had a great day. I'll talk to you tomorrow.

nattyj said...

YAY! So glad it all arrived safely - hope you get lots of enjoyment out of it & lots of Tomatoes too! :)

Ona said...

I love the pattern! Hope you get some cool shirts. Thanks for mentioning my site on your blog. Your nice words really made my day. I too wish we lived closer.

yonca said...

Oh,I need some new shirts too this summer.That shirt looks nice! You did great job!

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