I went to pull it out during the week after Christmas but didn't have any thread that even came close to matching. I ran out of both black and brown thread Christmas Eve whipping up these pjs so yesterday Miss M accompanied me as I ran errands, with the first stop being the fabric store.
With purple thread in hand, here is what I made this afternoon...
I started with the Built by Wendy crew neck t-shirt pattern and extended the sleeves. I then added some width and extended the necklines as per the tutorial. The edges are all left unfinished with the exception of the shoulder seams. Here's a closeup of the decorative stitch I used to finish the seams:
I usually dress casual, typically in t-shirts and jeans or some variation of that. I think the Billy Cardi will be a nice layer and a little dressier than my usual hoodie. It would probably look even better with a skinny belt (something my wardrobe is lacking) as it would give a little definition to the waistline.
It's a quick project to sew and I'm excited to have a new piece to wear!