Scary found this black fancy tank top (that she got when she was pregnant with Ryder) that she always wears over a white shirt. It is what she calls her "forgiving mom top." This is something that she turns to for dates and is something that no matter what, she always feels beautiful in. We have tried to duplicate it to make one for me, but it never quite worked out. I was wishing I had something to hide the post babies pooch on the days when I am bloated or just feel fat. Plus with a forgiving mom top I wouldn't have to deal with the awkward grocery store conversations when strangers ask me when I'm due, and embarrassed and self conscious, I respond that I already had my baby.
This shirt is the perfect solution. It is fitted just for me. Plus the black in the middle and on the back in contrast to the white gives a slimming look.I now have a comfortable and flattering shirt to wear on dates. Not to mention the fact that it has pretty amazing pockets (I used McCall 6565 as my pattern, but did a contrasting top instead of all one color). Perfect for putting my phone and wallet in when I go out. I used rayon as my primary fabric. This gives it the cool and comfortable feel that will be perfect for these crazy hot days that we've been getting in Chicago.
For all you moms out there that need something forgiving as you work on locating that fit and trim body you once had, this may be the perfect shirt for you. My apologies that this isn't as stellar of a project/photography session as usual, but unfortunately I'm basically on my own until Samson gets home from work at night and I'm not quite the confident model that Ty is anymore. That will be my goal for next season's Project Sewn when I have Scary to be my paparazzi and I'm hopefully more trim and ready for the limelight.
Thank you Project Sewn for pushing me to take a little time to do some selfish sewing.