the making of a shirt
I was having one of those days where I needed to make something different to take my mind off sewing girls skirts soI had little hunt through my fabric stash and came across this little beauty which I still had waiting to be made into something wonderful. I bought this fabric in Penzance last year from my local fabric store, its a heavy weight cotton with a fine weave and it was printed by a small company in limited amounts.
Something for me or a boys shirt?
What a perfect idea!
The boys shirt won, after all I really need to introduce some ned prints plus I knew i'd have enough to cut out two sizes in ages 4-5 years, one to go on sale and one for the brand rep to model.
As you can see its a spectacular print and one which I've carefully pattern matched so it follows through from one side to the other, looking great. I achieve this you would cut one side out first, iron the interfacing, iron and and fold in the button, the pattern match the other side before cutting out.
(I Have a FREE PDF printed tutorial.
Just click here and I will send it to you)
Just checking to make sure the front of the shirt lines up before I start top stitching .
Here you can see i'm adding the collar which is also top stitched to prevent longevity and helps to keep its shape. I think it adds that more professional finish when garments are top stitched because all the seams are nice and flat.
Another thing to note when you buy a shirt from me, is that all the raw edge seams are hidden because I use french seams so the inside of the shirt is and professionally finished as the outside.
Just the button holes and labels to put on and we're all done... Happy days x
Just the button holes and labels and we're all done! I'll post a photo of my brand rep Miles wearing it..x
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