This is some naptime fun. I like really quick and easy projects. I pick up 70s fabric all the time at thrift stores. I think its a polyester blend. It's not necessarily the highest quality fabric...but something about it I love and every time I am somewhere that has some, I generally clean them out. It's cheap, doesn't fray (no hemming required WOOHOO!), and comes in fantastic 70s prints.
So I was looking for a quick project. I finished this (not including the buttons) in an hour. I sew like I cook...I'm a bit of a hack, I don't really like using patterns, I will if necessary, but I'm not a big fan...I think it's a patience thing. I did use an old long sleeve fitted t-shirt as a cutting guide for the sleeve inseam and overall fit, then added about 12 inches for some length. This is my version of dressy sweats. So comfy, I can wear it with leggings.
I find a lot of these old buttons that you can re-cover in old sewing boxes at estate sales. They are fab. I can sit and cover buttons all day. (easy projects make me happy)
I love me a puffy sleeve, so I gathered the shoulder before sewing the sleeves on.
It's hard to tell in this photo, but there is a little cuff. The picture below shows the gathers on the shoulders and then I used scraps but changed the direction of the fabric to lengthen the sleeve. It was mainly out of necessity because I was running out of fabric. As you can see below (I am a total hack) I actually started out with a rectangle for some "bat sleeves" before I trimmed it down.
Bottom line, cheap vintage fabric and easy sewing projects= Happy mommy.
It's coffee time!