I have an OBSESSION in Sewing. I haven’t sewn for a while (1 week). I started having a “withdrawal syndrome” of being antsy so I decided to go fabric shopping in my favorite store “Dressew” in Vancouver despite the pouring rain. What I like about this store is that they have tons of “End of roll” fabric for a very reasonable prices. So I like to just go in there without a plan, find a fabric I like, and create something.
Yes! This is my favorite section. The gold mine.
Today, this funky psychedelic fabric pattern caught my eye. It is not very wide (91cm, Or 35 – 8/5 in) but it is 158 cm ( 1.5 yard) in length, so I can make some kind of shirt. $1.79? What a steal! I decided to make a pattern from one of my existing favorite tops.
Next, Sew front collars right side of the fabric together
Then, sew lower part of collar together
Stitch the lower seam and it’s done! It looks good, but I decided to have sleeves to make it look a little different from the original top I modeled after. I did not have enough fabric left to make long sleeves so they have to be short sleeves….
Butterfly sleeves like theses would be perfect! so I traced them and cut 4 pieces of fabric.
Note: You need 2 of above pieces and 2 more of mirror image pieces. I carefully matched the pattern of front sleeve pieces to match the front main piece. ( I did not care about back sleeve patterns matching to the back piece)
Here is the finished product! Do you like it with sleeves? or without sleeves?