Watcha Wearin’? — a finally finished UFO!

I can’t be the only one who finishes a project, loves it, promptly cuts 2 more, gets them most of the way done, and then peters out, right?  Right???

Creative Counselor: Bruyere shirt

Unfortunately that’s what happened with this top.  I finished my first Bruyere shirt by Deer & Doe ages ago (November 2014 for anyone who’s counting), and I loooooooved it.  You can see me raving about it here.  So then I promptly cut out two more Bruyeres and decided to sew them assembly-line style.

I got as far as the sleeves (meaning that the bulk of the shirts were D-O-N-E done) when I got distracted by a shiny new project, and put them aside.

Creative Counselor: Bruyere shirt

Two years later…

Creative Counselor: Bruyere shirt

That’s right, it took me two years to finish the shirts I started back in November 2014!  But now they are done!  I had an epiphany the other night — the reason I hadn’t finished these was because I hate setting in sleeves.  I know how to do it, I can do it quite well, but I just don’t like it.  The thing is, I don’t particularly care for wearing shirts with sleeves either!  In fact, my sleeveless Granville shirt is my most-worn button up shirt ever.  So why was I stressing about the sleeves and leaving a couple of awesome shirts in my UFO pile when I don’t like wearing sleeves anyway??


Once I came to that realization, it was easy going.  I pitched the sleeve and cuff pieces I had cut, finished the armholes with single-fold bias tape, put on some pearl snaps, and BAM!  Those things were done and in my closet!

Creative Counselor: Bruyere shirt

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0 thoughts on “Watcha Wearin’? — a finally finished UFO!

  1. Love them! I’m planning to make sleeveless ones also. Crossing my fingers that I can wear it for the duration of my pregnancy and afterward.

    Does it matter what I use for the muslin? I have some quilting cotton that I’m never gonna use and was thinking of using that for my muslin. Or I have some knit that doesn’t stretch that I can use.

    What do you think?

    1. I’d use the quilting cotton. You’ll be using a shirting or some non-stretch woven for the final product, and quilting cotton is perfect for muslining those types of garments.

      So long as your bust doesn’t get too big, this one should be pretty versatile for pregnancy and beyond!

  2. This is nice and great styling here too. Love how cute the pearl snaps are! I’m not a big fan of sleeves either, especially woven ones, even though I can set in sleeves #likeaboss too.

  3. Love it! Finally hemmed a pair of pants that have been sitting around for 2-3 months just waiting for that! And found about 6 pairs of undies for the boys that had been cut out (probably 2 years ago) and never sewn. Had to pitch those as they won’t fit now!

    1. I’m in a similar boat! I cut a bunch of raglan tees from old t-shirts for my 7-year-old boy ages ago. Luckily I have a 3-year-old boy who will be able to wear them eventually because I’m pretty sure they won’t fit the oldest anymore!

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