20 May 2013

Project Sewn Week 3: Asymmetrical Draped Shirt

I wasn't going to do this week's Project Sewn because the theme is 80's Inspired and I couldn't figure out anything redeeming about fashion in the 80's.  I really look forward to seeing what other ladies made for this theme.  How can you interpret those crazy fashion trends into something you'd actually want to wear today?

But I finally came up with something.  Draping was fashionable in the 80's, as I understand it.  (I wasn't fashion-aware myself back then.)  And when I showed my mom the fabric, she told me she had exercise pants back in the day that were almost that color.  So that worked out unexpectedly well.

My sister wanted a shirt for this week's project, since I'd already made her a skirt and a dress.  I got 4th place for the dress, by the way, and 3rd for the skirt.  Thanks, everyone who voted for me!  And if you didn't vote for me...well, I guess we can still be friends.  No, really, there were lots of great entries, and I'm happy to have done so well.  But I hope you'll vote for me this week!

I made this pattern by tracing around a knit shirt that fits me.  I then "slashed and spread" at the front shoulder to give extra fabric for the pleats.  The neckline wasn't going to be asymmetrical, but either the pleats pulled it funny, or the neckline stretched out, because it was gaping.  So I took in the one shoulder seam, making the neckline asymmetrical.  And I like it better this way!  Happy accident.

You may recognize the skirt.  I made it, too.  You can read about it in this post.

And of course, Boo wanted me to take pictures of her, too.

Isn't she adorable?  She doesn't hold still very well for pictures, so they turned out a little blurry, but I love them anyway.  Just look at that happy smile!

Please vote for my Asymmetrical Draped Shirt starting on Friday!  


  1. I think you did a good job finding something good in 80's fashion. My favorite 80's fashion was the animal prints.

  2. The 80's challenge was not my favorite. I only have bad memories of 80's fashion...big bangs, stirrup pants, leg warmers. I really like your shirt though, and the color is beautiful!

  3. Beautiful shirt, I love the asymmetrical design.


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