wardrobe redress

Wardrobe Redress: Making more shirts

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I’m making a little shirt dress with pockets from a store bought pattern. I pinned the pieces out on the fabric and have just barely enough to make it.

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I need to iron the fabric out and I’ll be all set to cut. Those little flowers are so cute! They look like lady bugs, but they are not.

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This is the pattern i drafted using Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified book. So far so good. I am wearing my first shirt right now.

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I’m keeping my patterns in this little bag with descriptions of what is in it. The Judith Collared Shirt is a pattern I wrote based on my favorite shirt–which is beyond repair and too small.

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I ripped the shirt’s seams out and drafted a pattern from that. Then altered the pattern so it was my size. Then I cut the pieces for it with this fabric:

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Since the fabric is so similar to the original, I just had to use it for this project. I picked it up at a second hand shop, a buck fifty for 3 yards! I had enough to make this shirt and about a yard leftover. Nice!

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I saved the buttons from the original shirt and will use them on the new one. I may need find a fifth one since I extended the length by a few inches.

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Sweet little cowboys and horses, how could I resist? It will be the second test of the full length sleeve knit basic tee shirt. I’m excited to see how it works out.

I was going to sew the last one this weekend, but ended up not going down to the studio, which was kind of nice I have to admit :) So I wrote the pattern for my other shirt and cut out those pieces. Hey, maybe by next Tuesday I’ll have them both finished! Wouldn’t that be sweet?

Happy sewing!

Kristin Roach

2 thoughts on “Wardrobe Redress: Making more shirts

  1. All the fabrics are lovely! I love your little thumbnail sketches; can’t wait to see the finished pieces.

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