I've still got hand sewing on the brain, but I wanted to make a shrug from a recycled/upcycled t shirt.
I did not do it by hand because I was into instant gratification!
The first cut of the bodice is 13" from the neckline/shoulder.
I cut a pleasing curve.
I have a bin full of these hems.
I also cut 1/2" strips for trimming.
Sewing first strip.
And the sleeves.
These strips will develop more character with washing and wearing.