…I never wear short sleeves.
‘K, so in typical fashion, once I had decided I was taking a break from garment sewing, I immediately felt a compelling need to make a shirt. Although to be fair, I do need some shirts. Definitely.
So taking into consideration several suggestions (one of them really persistently vociferous… I’m looking at you, Angie A.) to give short sleeves a chance, I decided to make Ottobre 5-2011 #9.
Mostly because other than the short sleeves, it’s basically the perfect style for me and really only the sleeve issue had kept me from making it before.
And I was pretty much right. Even with the sleeves jacked up (which they definitely are-- the hems stretched waaaay out).
Here’s the front view:
Here’s even a close up side view, wacky hems and bad hair and bared arms and all:
Then I pulled an Oonaballona:
ARRRRRRRRGH. My eyes! My eyes! The horror!
This is why I will never ever no not ever wear short sleeves.
(vital stats: Ottobre Design 5-2011 #9, size 38 +1.5” FBA, lengthened sleeves 1”, reduced hem to .5”)