Spring '14 Wardrobe: Cream Terry Sweatshirt

Grainline Studio | Spring '14 Wardrobe | Cream Terry Sweatshirt I'm so excited to blog the first part of my Spring '14 Wardrobe! I finished this a little bit ago but was waiting for some non-coat, snow melted weather to go out and photograph it and yesterday was the day. Grainline Studio | Spring '14 Wardrobe | Cream Terry Sweatshirt I picked up this natural colored terry at Drygoods while I was in Seattle last fall with the vague idea of making a sweatshirt. Quick note about Drygoods, I feel like Keli is stocking that shop specifically for me. SO GOOD!! Okay back to the sweatshirt. Originally I thought I'd dye this fabric but when I saw this slightly off colored ribbing at JoAnn I got the idea to make the sweatshirt with 'contrast' ribbing. Can you really call it contrast ribbing when it's just barely off? It's off colored enough that you can tell I mean to do it, but still really subtle. If it didn't work out I was going to overdye the sweatshirt but I love how it turned out! Grainline Studio | Spring '14 Wardrobe | Cream Terry Sweatshirt Grainline Studio | Spring '14 Wardrobe | Cream Terry Sweatshirt You can see the contrast a bit better here. For the pattern I drafted a sweatshirt with a wider neck than normal. I hate when things are close up on my neck, always feel like I'm choking, so this neck is great for me. Grainline Studio | Spring '14 Wardrobe | Cream Terry Sweatshirt Grainline Studio | Spring '14 Wardrobe | Cream Terry Sweatshirt This was also my first real project on my Bernina coverstitch/chainstitch machine. I'd done a lot of sewing with it on scraps to test it out and see what worked and what didn't, but it took me quite a while after I purchased it to get to a real project. I have to say I love it so far! Grainline Studio | Spring '14 Wardrobe | Cream Terry Sweatshirt Grainline Studio | Spring '14 Wardrobe | Cream Terry Sweatshirt Anyway I'm loving this sweatshirt and now that it's been photographed I can wear it without worry of a tea mishap or some similar horror! It's funny how now when I make something, instead of wearing it with abandon right away I wait till I've photographed it to really wear it like a normal garment. Ha! Grainline Studio | Spring '14 Wardrobe | Cream Terry Sweatshirt One last hilarious Chicago alleyway photo. Check out that beautiful pile of dirty, dingy, old snow. You thought it was a rock? Ha! Also in case you were wondering, here are the details of my outfit.

jean jacket - high school | jean jacket pin - canadian souvineir shop shoes - dieppa restrepo | bag - claire vivier | pants - gap