A shirt from an old pattern I had used in times long gone

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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.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. I love this black/white print. I have one similar but mine was “medallions” not flowers. I put a black collar on my shirt just for contrast. I do love your fabric!

    1. suth2 says:

      What a great idea to make a contrasting collar. I will try that next time.

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