Shirt #1

I’m on a mission to make some new clothes for my big kid job.  On Saturday I went to the fabric store and bought ten shirt patterns (on sale for $2 each – who wouldn’t buy the limit, really?)  I also picked up enough material to make four of them.  This weekend I finished one.

The pattern is Butterick B5283, view D.  I made the sleeves shorter because I ran out of material.  (Side note, that never seems to happen – I always have way to much when I follow the numbers on the back of the pattern, so that was… strange.)  I do love 3/4 length sleeves though, so I’m not too upset.  The twist at the top is supposed to be off center, and it was a little fiddly getting it to work out right.  Basically, it took two chemists and an electronics engineer a good fifteen minutes to figure it out.  Then we had some beer.

The fabric is just a basic stretch knit.  I rarely sew with knits, so this was a little new to me, but not terribly hard.  I just used a zig-zag stitch for most of it and away I went.  This shirt is so soft and nice, and I am in love with the color.  I don’t know why I love teal so much, but I’m going with it.

The only downside to this shirt is that I’ve promised myself I won’t wear any of these new clothes until I actually start my job.  Nothing like the motivation of new clothes to get a girl going, right?


1 Response to “Shirt #1”

  1. 1 Tara April 22, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    LOVE the shirt! Wish I could sew clothing, but I can barely hem pants with my machine- technology doesn’t like me at all…

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