Remember I said I only bought one yard of fabric last weekend in New York? Well, this was it.
I saw it, it called (yelled) to me across Spandex House, and I took a close look and decided that I liked it but I'd never wear it.
I went upstairs, looked around, thought about it, went back downstairs and bought a yard. I knew I couldn't make a dress out of it, but you can make a t-shirt out of almost any fabric.
This is my TNT KwikSew 3338 t-shirt pattern. I've probably made it 15 times by now, in long sleeve or short, scoop neck or higher, solids and patterns. By this point, I can sew it in my sleep. I even have a second version of the pattern folded into the envelope in a size larger, for when I'm recycling old tshirts - they don't have as much stretch as new fabric, so I always cut a size larger and work the seam allowances.
I still haven't finished the sewing room, but I pulled the coverstitch into the living room and did the hems out there, and I still have my regular Singer set up on a corner of the table.
I couldn't not sew any more. A quick and dirty project like this one did me a world of good.
This fabric was purchased on Saturday, washed on Sunday, cut on Monday night and sewn on Tuesday.
Now let's see what happens when I wear it to work tomorrow. How many people will have to wear sunglasses around me to cut the glare?