But before I get started on my gift sewing, I thought I'd procrastinate and make myself a shirt.
I really love books. I have a ton of them. And while trying to declutter (and update on which will come soon as progress has been made!) Books have been the hardest. I packed a TON of them away, and have 4-5 boxes to give away, which is pretty huge for me!
So in a nod to all those books, what could be more appropriate then for me to make a shirt with books all over it!
I picked up this fabric in the summer, it's a Victoria and Albert Museum print actually, so historical to boot (and we all know how much I dislike history :P)
I really want to work on bettering my sewing skills for me, as I tend to avoid making anything for me that is too fitted. I am a skinny thing (despite my love for all things fattening) and even the smallest pattern size is too big. I'm not very confident on altering patterns yet, so I find patterns with elastic and ties! That way if it's just a bit to big (which this was) I shorten the elastic, and voila it pretty well fits! The fabric is a bit stiff for this, so this shirt might make me look pregnant again from some angles, and I did sew it up pretty quick, so it is far from perfect, but too bad.
I like the books :)
Back to gift sewing now!