Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Sewing Project!

I haven't sewn an article of clothing in a long while, especially not for myself. I bought this pattern on etsy. I am such a sucker for the Peter Pan rounded collar! This is an old pattern (1963) and is a little harder to read than our modern counterparts (i.e. new Simplicity patterns). I am going nice and slow and making sure not to miss any tiny step. Sizes were also different. This pattern is for a size 16, which looks more like a modern 6-8 maybe? I will be adjusting it as I go anyway, so it will fit me well.
I spent a lot of time picking out the fabrics. I decided to use one fabric for the 'body' of the shirt, and a different fabric for the sleeves and collar. I am using a very soft corduroy with a green plaid print on it, and a japanese linen with piggies on it. For the armhole and neck facings, I am using a cream Kona cotton.
So far all I have done is cut out the fabric :o)

1 comment:

Ajaire said...

those piggies are so cute!! You'll have to post a pic when it's done :)