Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summer Shirt

I've been wanting to try Marcy Tilton's new shirt pattern V9089.  I'm not big on shirts but I love the lines on this one and the shape works for me.

I bought the fabric for this shirt at Stitchin Post in Sisters, Oregon a month ago.  I think it's an Indian cotton with semi-transparent dots throughout.


It's the kind of fabric that is meant to be washed and not ironed.  The dots are slightly puffed or textured and ironing would flatten the fabric which is not the intent, in my opinion. And keep in mind, my dress form is a little, uh hum, smaller, than me so I fill it out more!

I still have to content myself with a somewhat funky look which comes off a bit better in person than in these photos.


I wore it the other day and got lots of compliments so I think it's a keeper.  I'd like to make one in black and another in white.  I'm getting into the shirt mood!


This fabric is a bit thick and a little "sticky", for lack of a better word, so I thought the double pocket  in the pattern would be too bulky.   I used single layer pocket from another of Marcy's patterns you see above which works out well.  The other thing I like about this type of pocket is that it is slightly forward of the side seem, making it easier to get my hand into.

You might want to try this pattern, it's fun, just the right amount of sewing, surely not simple but absolutely do-able in two days of sewing.

I'm also thinking lightweight jacket...

15 comments:

  1. Love your rendition of the MT shirt. The fabric is perfect. I'm in a shirt sewing mood myself but have yet to sew this MT pattern. Now I'm gonna pick up this one. Karen

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  2. That turned out great. I'm glad you tried it.

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  3. I love everything about this shirt! I am on a shirt thing at the moment. This may be my next one! Thanks.

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  4. Great shirt! Will have to look at the pattern with renewed interest. Susan

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  5. Love the shirt, love the color, love it!!!!

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  6. I think your pocket solution looks perfect.

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  7. What a great shirt! I love the fabric you used and your pockets. I always need pockets in everything!

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  8. Love the shirt! Pockets look great.

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  9. This is exciting! Looking forward to seeing thesesewing patterns and that fabric become a beautiful ensemble.

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  10. I agree this pattern is a great shape. As regards to the dress form not being the full shape that you are. Have you tried putting an old bra on it and stuffing it to match your measurements. It certainly helps when trying to fit a garment if you can stand the confronting shape of your body on the form. Love your blog. Creina hughes

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  11. This is a pattern that I would have looks at and pass over based on the cover photos...but now that I saw it made up...and in one of my favorite Diamind Textiles fabrics...I had to buy it...rayon might work well for drapey-ness! Thanks s much!

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  12. Your shirt is just great. Which pattern number did you borrow the pocket feature from? Thanks.

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    1. It is from an OOP Vogue Marcy Tilton pants pattern. I'm not sure what this type of pocket is called but I'm sure there are tutorials for it on utube. I'll try to do a tutorial on it one of these days! Others have asked and it's so simple. Thanks for your comments!

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