Saturday, July 31, 2010

One Green Shirt

The green shirt I cut out yesterday, managed to get itself made today! With Self Stitched September in mind I went shopping in my mum's pattern collection for some casual, comfortable spring patterns. I tend to make more business wear and party frocks than casual stuff, so I don't really have any of the right patterns. I came home with loads of choices. This one in particular (late 70s early 80s I'm thinking) spoke to some sheer green cotton fabric I bought with the intention if making a floaty skirt that never happened.

You may notice that the size is for a 92cm bust. I do not have a 92cm bust, I have a 102cm bust. Once I had laid the pattern out I did some quick calculations and discovered that if I scaled this up to my size it would probably look like a great big voluminous green tent. The only alteration I ended up making was about 4cms more width over the hips. It fits exactly how I wanted, so I'm very happy with it.

The length is perfect, it's very comfortable, nice and casual, I can move in it, it layers well and I love green!

Please excuse the half headless photos, I'm still feeling a bit like a swamp monster and the world does not need to see pics of that!

1 comment:

  1. you did really well with your pattern mods, it looks so smart.