When I was walking around Joann's looking for knit fabric for my Bomber Jacket tutorial, I came across this AMAZING fabric. I love these light, airy shirts so naturally... I had to buy it. This fabric was already on sale for $6.00 a yard (down from $10.00).
Taking a loose fitting shirt that I already owned, I laid it out on a flat sheet of paper to start tracing the outline.
I made a front and back piece. The back is going to be a little higher than the front. Make sure you do not curve your pattern like I did. It will make the shirt fit in an awkward way.
My pattern is 19in long.
And 19in wide. (Again, I would add a little more to the sides. You can always take the side in!
Here is the upside-down look of the sleeve pattern. This one was quiet fun to try to figure out. If you are having trouble with your sleeve, keep cutting out paper patterns and trying them on!
And here is the video of what the shirt looks like completed! MY computer started messing up so the audio is a bit off, but I wanted to show y'all the final because I love the way this shirt looks!
If you have any questions, let me know in the comments!
They just opened a new Goodwill in my area and let me tell you... IT IS AWESOME.
Just like in thrifting, some stores are better than others.
Goodwill is a chain, where they have distribution centers who send spread out the merchandise so all stores generally have the same types of items. This new store, however, has so much GREAT STUFF. I normally try to only spend $1 on my thrift store finds, but today was not my day to spend a little bit of money. :)
It's been forever but 2017 is going to be amazing!
To start off, I have started a brand new and shiny YouTube channel where I will be posting sewing tutorials every Monday and extra content as well. If you were previous subscribed, please consider subscribing to my new channel. It helps me and helps my tutorials get ranked higher so I can bring more fun!
Here is the latest video :)
Men's shirt (try to find a men's shirt that has the same shoulder length you are. This will save you from altering the shoulders)
Ribbed material. (You can use another shirt to find the ribbed material. I bought mine from Joann's for $1.17 for 6inches of material.)
Matching zipper. (I bought a 24" zipper from Joann's.)
I didn't take the usual step by step process that I normally do but I promise the step by step will be here next week! Here are some of the behind the scenes photos!
Sewing the zipper up close. If you do not have a zipper foot, you can use your normal foot and just sew really close to the zipper.
...then I found my zipper foot and decided it would be a great idea to use it to sew the collar on. fail :P...
I did a top stitch on the bottom, the collar and the sleeves. It really made a difference in making this garment look clean, polished and professional.
And here are some more silly photos! I hope your new year is going amazing!
Hi! I'm Katie. I am a fun loving, adventurous DIY-er, designer and artist. You can find my artwork here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/3000yardsofthread