A Shirt for Spring

April 3, 2012 § 4 Comments

I made this top recently out of some old drapery fabric that I found in a give-away box at my in-laws’ church.  I remember grabbing it out of that box and debating: do I love this or hate it?  Is it so retro, it’s modern, or just dowdy?  I absolutely responded to the colors, though, so I decided to go for it. I thought Lisette pattern 2245 was a good fit since it’s  a little vintage and a little mod at the same time.   I really like this pattern, but there is a major issue with the neck bands and facings in the original pattern.  The pieces just don’t fit the shirt when you go to attach it.  So, I improvised and made a bias band around the top.  I think I like the neck a little more open than the original pattern looks anyway, so this worked out well.

I decided to enter this shirt in the Made by Rae Spring Top Sewalong to motivate me to finish it (being part of a group, having a deadline, possibly winning fabric!).   You can see the Flickr group here.  Maybe you want to make a shirt for spring to enter, too!


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