Well due to illness and a host of other life things, including my photographer going on vacation, I'm just getting around to scheduling time to photograph my new makes. There are presently 5 shirts sewn with another 5 waiting to be cut and sewn. This dear friend suggested that I have a "Shirt Month" on the blog.
So April will be dedicated to my new found love of making shirts. All of these shirts are made from my TNT pattern which is a mash-up of Butterick 5678 and Vogue 7700 - both of which are out of print. Now that I've got all of the fitting issues worked out with the pattern, my shirt making is all about fabric choices and design details.
My new shirts are chock full of fun and flights of fancy. 98% of the fabric is from the collection - which thrills me to no end! I've mixed prints. I've played with sleeve widths. I've let interesting fabrics take center front and buttons were chosen to add drama to the shirts. I've thoroughly enjoyed making each and every one of them. I love the construction process and how each individual shirt has it's own design story.
I've sewn so many shirts in the last two years, that when these latest versions are done, I will have made a total of 17 shirts...
I hope you enjoy "Shirt Month". If you get bored halfway through the month, tune back in during the month of May, where there will be new sewing adventures! However, I can't promise that there won't be more shirts or shirtdresses cause I really want to make my own version of Carolyn's Perth Dress!
...as always more later!