One day I got the idea to duplicate my favorite shirt. I wanted to try sewing knits, because I know they're hard, especially with my dumb sewing machine, which has a broken tension mechanism. In order to sew, I have to balance a cup full of loose change atop the machine to create an artificial tension mechanism.
Anyway, I wanted a challenge, and that is what I got! It's been months of doing one seam at a time, getting frustrated and cussing out my machine, and going to the Bernina website online to drool over new machines.
At last today, I had to listen to an hour and a half of oral history interviews for work, so I put on my earbuds and sewed.
I finally finished my shirt, and I am pleased with the result. Using all zigzag seams gives it a bit of a retro feel; the fabric drapes beautifully, and I put an extra few inches on the length that's impossible to find in stores.
Now, if I lost a few pounds, my new shirt would look even better!