Friends, I apologize for the delay in posting this, but I had some UBER FABULOUS GUESTS in town this past weekend:
Chicago winter = serious business.
Yes, my parents came to visit and see the city in all of its holiday glory. Unfortunately, this "glory" included extremely low temperatures while we were wandering the Christmas market at Daley Plaza (the gluhwein did not warm me up nearly enough). We ate cheeseburgers at the Billy Goat and saw an AMAZING show at the Building Stage (my face hurt from laughing), watched the Muppets at the movies and ate lots of food. Overall, a completely lovely time and I am already planning their next visit back.
Once they had left, I got cracking on my purple project. I had some leftover fabric from the dress I made for Becky's wedding. Since I only had a yard to work with, I had to be extremely careful which pattern I chose. After much perusing through my collection, I decided on Simplicity 2364, version F (with the flowy sleeve thingy). I thought it might be nice to have a one-shoulder top in my closet in case I want to be extra fabulous for something.
The pattern called for elastic, which I scrapped after the initial fitting. This shirt fits like a glove and I don't see it falling down EVER. While this isn't as stretchtastic as jersey, the fabric does have some give, which allows me to pull it on and off without any other fastenings. I am a big fan of shirts that don't need extra bits added.
Forgive the weird fabric rolls in the back - the fabric kept getting caught on my jeans. I think this is a top which needs a black skirt/pant companion.
Close up of the sleeve and my villain face:
While I don't imagine this shirt making a regular appearance in my day to day life right now (it's not really a cold weather shirt), I am definitely going to whip this out for any parties that come up. I feel very hip in it... almost Jersey Shore-ish, but that could be the hairstyle thing I was attempting. (Just a note - I've never seen Jersey Shore, but I know what a Snooki is. It's like a Wookie, only shorter. Bah dum chee.)
Friends, do you like purple? Is it one of your signature colors?