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.
I have finally got around to doing some sewing for myself. I find it a bit tricky doing sewing for myself as I have a scoliosis which makes fitting garments a bit tricky. I have bought a dressmakers dummy in the hope that I will be able to make some changes to the shape of the dummy so that when I make something for myself it will be a better fit than in my past attempts.
The garment I have chosen to make is this one, a very simple straight shift.
I bought some very cheap stretch fabric for my first try.
I was working on the premise that if it didn’t work out it would not be a big waste of money.
I cut out the longer version but when I had finished the garment I actually ended up hemming the shorter version.
The pocket detail.
Overall I am happy with the finished result. Next time I would make it in a finer fabric as this fabric is quite thick.