I have now made a second version but this time it is version A. I used a teeshirt fabric which was much more flexible/drapey than the previous fabric used, in fact I think it was a bit too flexible so next time I will use a fabric with a structure in between the two.
One of the blogs I follow is Fadanista. The outfits she makes are fantastic and such a variety. She has inspired me to do more sewing for me. I loved a post she did on the Geodesic sweater and decided I would give it a try. I bought the pattern from Blueprintsfor sewing and downloaded the PDF pattern.
I made version 2. If you check out Fadanista’s blog you will read that she mentions having a bit of an issue with matching up the points of the triangles, well I had the same issue. I think if I make this pattern again I will use a finer fabric rather than sweatshirt fabric.
The pattern is complex and I did do a fair amount of unpicking but in the end I was pleased with the finished result. The photos don’t show the actual colour but you get the general idea. I would also add extra length to the sleeves on my next version.This is the pocket detail.
I had bought this fabric when I bought the Ikat fabric and I thought I would make a shirt dress with it but then decided I would just make a shirt. I had a pattern I had used many years ago and so cut out the fabric using that pattern.
It was all going beautifully until I came to the part where it said try the shirt on as you may need to adjust the side seams as the shirt pattern is in a full style. I tried the shirt on and it literally floated on me. I knew I would need to do some serious adjustments. I have obviously changed shape since I last made this shirt and the floppy style is no longer my style.
I had to adjust the side seams by at least 3 cms on each side seam and that was a huge amount of fabric. If I use this pattern again I will make it in a smaller size but I think I will probably just buy a new shirt pattern that will be in the modern style.