|I guess my makeup had worn off by this time. Maybe I should look in a mirror before taking pictures.|
The pattern I used is Vogue 8817. It is one of several patterns that has an odd picture. I wasn't supposed to have this pattern. When I was deciding what pattern to use with my striped fabric this one came up. I decided against it. My mom was at the fabric store and buying me a stack of patterns as an early mother's day present. Darn, right? Anyway, this pattern somehow made it into her cart even though I had taken it out of the running. When I saw the chevron contest this shirt immediately came to mind. The high-low hem is on trend, as is the chevron print. Add in a couple of contrasting fabrics and you've got the "bold and beautiful" garment they're asking for.
|Weirdo pattern pose.|
One of the things that took the most time was matching the chevrons. Asking me not to match lines and stripes is like asking a three year old not to blow bubbles in her chocolate milk. It is inevitable. It goes against my nature. Matching chevrons requires more work than stripes, but the results are so worth it to me. They don't make perfect chevrons, but the lines are all matched up.
|I can make sense of the world when the lines touch in the right place.|
After making the chicken shirt (see link in first paragraph) I couldn't bring myself to buy more fabric. Instead I refashioned an old t-shirt to be the top. I am chevron chicken no more.
|This will be great for a meternity shirt whenever I need it again.|
|Less bun-in-the-oven looking|