Thursday, April 18, 2013


I went down an internet wormhole a couple of weeks ago and got lost in the world of sewing for children. I saw some beautiful clothes and REALLY wanted to dive in and make some cute outfits for a little girl or boy. It sure seemed impractical, though, as my boy towers over me and kisses me on the top of my head. I ended up making a couple of shirts for myself.

Kwik Sew 2849
I didn't want to drive the 20 miles to Joann's so I found a basic shirt pattern at the fabric store in Anacortes. The pattern has sizes from XS to XL. I held the pieces up to a couple of blouses from my closet and traced off size S, guessing that it was the closest size in the anatomical areas that mattered the most. I used freezer paper for the tracings and then made a muslin to check the fit and add adjustments. 

Many riffs are possible from a simple pattern like this. Sleeves, collars and necklines are easy to adjust. Fabric choice makes a huge difference and with corduroy or a heavier cotton or linen, I could go up a size and make a lightweight jacket. We'll see. Summer is coming and I hope I need cooler clothes instead of more coats.

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Ruth said...