The ‘Not Impressed’ Tee
I was so excited about the black and white challenge. I love black and white – I have so many black and white fabrics in my stash, and knew exactly which one I wanted to use, and exactly what I wanted to make with it.
Yeah, it wasn’t these stripes, and it it wasn’t this top.
I’ve been under the weather for quite a while, have a pinched nerve in my neck, and have been working full time through both of these. Basically I’m sick, exhausted, and in massive pain. Still, I really wanted this week to be amazing, so I forged ahead on my sewing plans, drafting a pattern, cutting my oh-so-precious fabric, sewing, and resewing to get it perfect. The sewing just seemed to go on, and on, and on. Every time I thought I’d got something right, I ended up having to re-do it. Late Sunday night (Sat on the other side of the dateline) it became clear that I wasn’t going to get the project done in time. I knew I was so tired and worn out that my sewing skills were basically set back a decade, and I was making mistakes that were going to seem beyond elementary when I felt better. So I set my original project aside, pulled out some black and white striped knit, and figured at least I could make a simple tee.
This pattern was so fantastic with last weeks tee, this week…not so much. I think it’s the allover stripes. And the slight change in the knit stretch makes the neckline not work. Whatever it is, I pulled it on, stood in front of the mirror, looked at myself, and realised I was making this face.
Yeah. Not impressed.
(btw, in the interest of accuracy, why do they call that face a smirk? It’s clearly a grimace, not a smirk! Why would anyone smirk when they weren’t impressed with themselves? I’ve been making that face my entire life whenever I wasn’t happy with something, and I definitely haven’t been smirking).
On the bright side with this shirt, at least I matched the stripes at the sides nicely.
The only other thing I like about this top is the arrows where the sleeve meets. Maybe that’s why I’m managing to smile in this picture, even though Felicity is biting me (like a true cat, she only wants to be picked up when you are wearing black that has just been de-linted and de-cathaired).
Just the facts, Ma’am:
Fabric: 90cm of mid-weight cotton-spandex jersey, thrifted
Pattern: 3HoursPast’s Blank Canvas Tee, with a boatneck, and 8″ in length added.
First worn?: Mon 19 Nov to make faces at myself
Wear again?: Erm. Hopefully I can rescue it.
Make again?: Right now, probably not.
Total cost: $1 (at least the fabric was cheap!)