Redemption

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Several times this week I’ve wanted to throw my sewing machine from my second story window. I’ve had terrible luck with my garments over the past few days. But I was determined to work past my failures and learn from my mistakes.

DIY shirt pattern

I’m so happy that I kept trying because I finally completed a shirt. I am so very happy with the results. I used the “failure shirt” as a guide because even though I messed up the hem and neckline, the cut ¬†accurate. But I did add a little bit in the hip area because….well, you know.

DIY shirt pattern

Since the straight stitch repeatedly got stuck in my machine last time, I tried using a zig zag stitch…which didn’t work at all. So, I rethreaded my bobbin and went back to the straight stitch, which worked beautifully this time.

DIY shirt pattern

I tried on my garment and was completely thrilled with the outcome. The cut was perfect and so flattering. The length was exactly where I wanted it. I couldn’t stop spinning around in the mirror! I liked it so much that I sewed one of my Kozy Kase name tags in the back of it. I feel so fancy!

DIY shirt pattern