I haven't sewn an item for myself in a very long time. One reason is lack of time, but the main reason is I'm not really at the "size" I'd like to be right now. I gained a lot of weight in the fall rapidly on some meds I took for an allergy - then went back to some old eating habits that have been fun, but not good for health. I've been working on getting back to what I'm used to and saving all my pretty fabric stash for later, which I know is silly.
Then Kate of See Kate Sew came out with the perfect pattern for me that I had to try - the Soho Blouse! The top has a light and airy bohemian style that has the comfort of a tee shirt, but is much more put together. The V neckline compliments the bust line while the V bodice creates the illusion of a taller silhouette. The V angle is also seen in the sleeves that can be rouched or not - I went with not.
Of course I love the gathered skirt - which can be made with a straight or angled hem. I chose the angled hem because I love it with the other V's in the bodice. BTW - the bodice fabric is crepe de chine and the skirt is rayon challis, both from JoAnn stores a few months back. The top drapes the best in light weight fabrics.
I feel so comfortable in this shirt! My kids love it too and want replicas, which they can have since Kate also makes a mini me pattern (the Manhattan top).
Breaking my selfish sewing fast has made me excited to sew more items for me. Some things on my list include finally sewing a Washi dress and Ruby top. time to get to it!