Check out Nelly!! I made this shirt last week out of fabric I got at Mill End for 50 cents a yard! FIFTY CENTS, I swear!! They were clearing out their 99 cent bin and their 1.29 section and I found lots of great stuff! I decided on Thursday night I needed a shirt like this (I saw a chick on HGTV wearing a really cool shirt similar to this one) but no pattern was to be had at that hour. Plus, I couldn't justify paying more for a pattern than for the fabric, so I winged it! I got out one of my favorite shirts that fits the absolute best and traced around it. A little cutting, a little sewing, and LOTS of adjusting and here she is! I used my sis' serger to finish off the edges with a rolled hem. So easy! I will definitely be doing that again! Thanks to Vallen, I opened the book that came with my sewing machine and found I have a stitch made just for knits and stretchy things! Therefore, much less rippling with this project. It makes Nelly look a little boxy, but trust me I have a few more curves than Nelly and I fill it out quite nicely. Don't zoom in too close - it's one of those shirts that looks better from a distance! Since I did the shirt on the diagonal I used more yardage than I would have had to, so I figure this little number cost me about 75 cents!
If all goes as planned, you'll be seeing Nelly some more this week. Who would have ever thought I would enjoy sewing clothes?