After the Cake!


I barely made this post, sewing all day, and having pictures taken just as the sun was setting. It was an interesting process from start to finish. I used Style Arc Sewing Patterns Ann-T-Shirt. I checked the size chart and decided to go with the size 12. After I taped the pieces together, I traced it onto the wrong side of my precious 1 yard of Spoonflower print fabric. I was able to fit the back and the front, but not the sleeves. I designed a smaller cap sleeve, that I lined with the same fabric and then I was able to squeeze everything out of the fabric.


I made one of my most common errors, trusting the sizing chart. I should have made the size 10. The sleeve set way over my shoulder, the armhole gaped open a mile, and it was way too long. But that didn’t stop me, better to be too big than too small. I took in the sleeves, and sewed up the sides, and chopped off the length. It’s still a comfy fit, just right for exercising, which I did right after I took the photos.

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Jumping Jacks!

After all the “Cake” we’ve had it’s time to shape up! Don’t you just love this fabric? Retro girls hula hooping, eating fruit, weighing in!

Style Arc Ann-T-Shirt


Fabric: 1 yard 100% Jersey Cotton from Spoonflower
Pattern: Style Arc
Year: 2014 – Retro print from Spoonflower
Notions: Thread
Time to complete: about 6 hours
First worn: August 31, 2014 for a walk with neighbors
Wear again? Absolutely!
Total price: $30.00 (a real splurge for me)

See more photos at and read about the give-away coming up soon!


5 thoughts on “After the Cake!

  1. I really love browsing through Spoonflower, so many creative prints. The quality of the fabric is very good as well. I have the Style Arc pants pattern, and I certainly plan to check the fit as I go.


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