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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Basic Floral Shirt

I had big plans for an intricate jacket, but decided otherwise. Usually it just works best to go with whatever I'm in the mood for. In this case, I was in the mood for what I call afternoon projects: simple stuff that can be finished in just a few hours. This floral shirt is one of those projects.

I made the pattern myself, with an existing shirt as example. The best part about not having patterns, is figuring out how it works. This time the question was: what happens to the sides if you ruffle the fabric in the middle, and how do I incorporate this in my pattern? It's also the first time I managed to make a neat neckline, using a bias binding method (tutorial by Tasia from Sewaholic) And I also made this grey belt myself, with the same faux leather as my purse-wallet. I snatched the buckle from the boots I tore apart.

1 comment:

  1. I really like the style of this shirt, and the fabric. I like it so much I just pinned it to my "to sew to sew" board. Hope I can figure out how to do it. And drat, a button placket. I've got to get over my fear of those. They just look hard.


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