I have officially reached the point in my sewing learning arc where it is easier, faster, and cheaper to make something than to buy it. Yesterday, I copied my daughter’s favorite trousers in one afternoon. This project was so much more pleasurable than going shopping and trying to find the same exact trousers again. The child is picky about trousers in a way that confounds me.
Today, I made this grey marl long sleeved jersey. It was quick and easy to make, and I think it will look really nice with last weekend’s skirt. I’m one of those mean parents who make my kids do schoolwork in the summer, so I made this while they worked on their workbook pages. So many things will be easier when they are back in school next week. The pattern is adapted from a raglan sleeve top in Burdastyle 2/2010.