No, I am not pregnant. Yes, I could afford to do more sit ups and yoga. Moving on. I used a Shade shirt to create a pattern for the top. I made it two layers b/c it's a little sheer (ie I cut two fronts and two backs, sewed them rst (and clipped the curves!), then treated each double layer as one piece and sewed the front and back together, rst). I top stitched around the sleeves but don't really care for how it looks so I left the neckline untopstitched. I basted and gathered a rectangle that was almost 1 1/2 times around me and sewed it to the top portion. I love this lightweight knit. The stripes are horizontal on the top portion and vertical on the "skirt" portion. The hem is raw (ie unfinished) so I can always trim it if I decide I need it to be shorter.
I am also awesome at modeling. ha ha ha.
A surprisingly decent self portrait.