Built By You! summer shirt reconstruction
My friend over on Fletchers Farm posted a challenge this week (or at least I took it as a challenge) to make something using Simplicity 3835. I just happen to have that exact pattern in my crazy collection, so you can only imagine the excitement.
I also have Sew You, the sewing book from the same designer, and I love these clothes. They are simple, modern, and always fit just right. Not to mention the patterns aren't fussy at all, any dip with a sewing machine can finish them (case in point: this shirt).
I was also excited to use this dress for a recon! My good friend (with great style) gave this to me and I loved the fabric, but the dress never fit me right. It would always slide down at just the wrong time, etc. I eventually stashed it away in a trunk and when I was hunting for fabric yesterday, it called out to me, "I am a summer top!"
Not only are both the color and the pattern adorable, the fabric is so worn and soft. I even was able to incorporate the lining of the original dress! Easy pattern + favorite fabric = the perfect recon