I haven't been posting much but I have still been sewing though. I have a few projects finished I need to post and also have been working on a quilt for a wedding gift. But one other thing has been keeping me even busier - applying for college!
College, you say? Right before my oldest child was born I earned a B.A. degree in Art Education K-12. Since graduation I have been a stay at home mom and I put my teaching dreams on hold. I have loved being home but I also have been thinking of going back to school for a long time to get an additional teaching endorsement (since Art teaching is hard to find a job in). I recently decided to look into attending the nearest university (about an hour away) fall semester as a part time student. When I realized that I had time to make it into the Central Washington University for spring, I jumped at the chance to start sooner and today I started classes!
I was sooooooo tempted to go shopping for something new to wear for my first day. That back to school feeling does it to me every year even when I'm not in school. But instead I decided to wear my favorite jeans, comfy boots and just sew myself a new top. These aren't great pics, but what I had time for.
The time flew by the last two weeks since I started applying to get into CWU and I ran out of time to work on anything more than a simple top. So last night I went for fast and immediate satisfaction. Simplicity 1805 (view C) fit the bill. It only has four pieces - front, back, neckband and bottom band.
I did need to raise the shoulders a little and sew in an additional inch on both sides of the neck (which is basically taking two inches of neckline at both sides of the neck where the front meets the back). Then I took 4 inches out of the neckband so it would fit right and not hang too wide on my shoulders or too low in front. I might just try a smaller size (than the medium I made) next time.
The dolman style sleeves are very comfortable to wear. I'll definitely be making more of this one!