Man, I never thought I would finish this! It all started when I didn’t buy enough fabric and didn’t have enough for both sleeves. I cut a swatch of the fabric and it floated around in my purse for AT LEAST 5 months. Finally I bit the bullet and ordered the 1/2 yard I needed from fabric.com. Unfortunately, I moved since cutting out the pattern and the envelope got lost! This is weird, because I rarely lose things. I felt confident enough to wing it without the instructions instead of buying another copy of the pattern.
I’m so proud of myself! (And of Sofia, who took this picture!) I only made one error- I sewed the wrong edge of the contrast band! I ended up having to sew both edges together and turn it like a tube. After pressing it, I then did a stitch along the seam allowance of the edge of the top and serged off 1/2 the seam allowance. I then turned under and pressed, using that stitching line at a guide. Finally, I slightly overlapped the band over the top and sewed them together using a patchwork decorative stitch. I did the same stitch on the other edge of the band for aesthetics. I edgestitched the belt with pink to tie it all together.
I wore this to work today and had about a half dozen people begging me to make one for them, and another telling me she was going to steal it before the end of the day. 🙂