Well, I did it! I made something for me!! Yay! I went shopping this morning at the mall and bought the girls lots of new outfits (nothing for me....) and decided when I came home that I deserved a new top! My dd's had gone next door to play and dh is in china on business, so I was all alone....what's a girl to do! So, I went to a tnt - the jalie sweetheart top. This was a pretty easy top that I already had traced off and I used up a yard from stash (Yay!). It took me about 2 hours to complete. I did a rolled hem on the sleeves and bottom edge (the lazy way out!). I have lost about 20 pounds since the last time I made this top, but decided against a smaller size because mostly I was being lazy to trace off the new pattern, but also I justified it by this fabric is very thin and clingy and needed to fit a little looser to look good on my lumpy body. According to the jalie measurments, I should have made two sizes smaller.....I think I would have looked like a stuffed sausage if I had done that! This is one of those prints that looks a lot better made up into a shirt than laying flat. I am really liking all the colors much better now. It has been in my stash for at least a year....maybe longer. I bought it from the Fabrics & Notions group.
This is my third version of this top. I just retired one of them to amvets, so hopefully the pattern won't look too familar! Well, I pulled out of my stash another knit print fabric.....so maybe another quick jalie shirt is in store! Stay tuned! :)