handmade blue shirt

Ever since I bought Cal Patch’s Book on how to draft patterns I have been totally hooked. There’s quite a few things I want to show off but since this is newest and I took pretty photos of it today, here’s my new blue shirt:

It was sewn again on my Great-grandma’s trusty treadle. The blue fabric is the same clearance fabric I made the skirt of (and I still have lots left), so I could experiment a little with the pattern and some pleating.
The buttons are vintage from the flea market. I am especially proud of the bias tape finish at the neckline because the last time I tried it it didn’t work and I am glad it did this time 🙂

The buttonholes are by hand, as always.
Here’s a pic of me wearing it. I decided to tuck it in since I feel it is a bit big on me otherwise (though I might be imagining that, I don’t usually wear loose fitting clothing).

And a back shot. The pleating is actually straight (not crooked like it appears in the photo) and I wore it all day today, so that’s why it’s all crinkly.

I am totally on a roll sewing clothing at the moment, I even went ahead and did some serious splurging on nice fabrics (as in, buying nice soft 100% cotton fabrics at a price I can absolutely not afford). But oh, can you imagine the tunic style tops and Peter Pan collar shirts? I sure can!

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13 thoughts on “handmade blue shirt

    1. tidytipsy

      Thanks Camille! Definitely try out drafting patterns from her book, it’s so addictive and fun once you get the hang of it!

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  1. itsannadee

    your photos are beautiful…but you should consider selling clothes on etsy! super cute.
    found your blog thru a flickr group i was browsing.

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    1. tidytipsy

      Thank you! I definitely can’t sell any of my clothing though 😀 …I’m not the neatest sewer and believe me, my work is nowhere near good enough to sell 😉

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  2. Kristina Post author

    Hi there, glad you like it 🙂
    This post is five years old though, I no longer have the pattern I used I’m afraid!

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