I'm always inspired by external things. Nature, people watching, RTW, designer gear, etc. I see something and it triggers my creative process. That's what this white shirt from Lafayette 148 did...
Now it's an inspired by shirt because the idea of decoration on the white shirt intrigued me. In my mind, I began to consider how I could create that affect on my own. That's when I turned to the Circular Attachment that's a common attachment on most high end sewing machines. I, however, love the simplicity of working with it on my Janome 9450QCP.
The Shirt Construction
Supply List ~
Pattern: MimiG Katie Top
3 yards white cotton/poly broadcloth purchased from Metro Textiles years ago
10 7/8" flat 2-hole blue buttons from the button stash
Amann Group Isacord 100% polyester ombre thread or a rayon thread of your choice
There are no new garment construction techniques to share about this shirt. It's the same as all of the other Katie's I've made. However, the instructions on how to make the circle design for the shirt are here on the Janome blog. This shirt is one of my Janome Makes as a Janome Maker/Brand Ambassador.
A few pictures of the finished garment ~
It was interesting to use some of the decorative stitches and the circular attachment to "interpret" a RTW design. It's one of the things I love about top of the line sewing machines, the extra features allow you to easily create any flights of fancy you may have.
One other thing to note - we took these pictures in 100 degree weather and the poly in the shirt was stifling. This is very much an early spring or fall shirt...not the summer shirt I was envisioning. There are some sleeve issues that I believe are caused by my fabric because I didn't have this pulling in any of the other Katies I made.
I am slowly sewing...recently posted my cut pile to IG. I have a few more items to add to it but hopefully another make or two will make it to the blog before the month is over.
...as always more later!