Hello gang! Life has been so busy lately that I don’t even have the time to share my makes on time anymore! I made this jersey shirt in October.
I got this cotton jersey with a super cute mythical creatures print from stoffe.de (myfabrics.co.uk here in the UK) which even was delivered in person by lovely Tine who spent a couple of days in London a little while ago. Apparantly, they don’t have this fabric in stock anymore, but they still sell three very similar prints. (Yes, I am aware that it’s a children’s fabric, but I will wear it anyway.) The fabric is of a really lovely quality and still looks great after a couple of washes.
I found this simple gathered raglan sleeve shirt pattern in my Burdastyle magazine stash, hoping that I could squeeze it out of the 1m of fabric I had. The fabric requirements were 1.50 m (1 3/4 yds) for all sizes, but I know from experience that I often need much less when using Burda patterns. Since I cut out 3/4 length sleeves, 1m was more than enough and I even have a bit left for making a shirt for my little niece.
The pattern is from magazine 02/2013 #127. If you ignore the questionable Chanel-like styling, the pattern is brilliant and looks very elegant in black silk jersey. It could make a perfect shirt for work (in a less obvious print than mine).
The sleeves are gathered in the front and back. The neckline is bound off and the sleeve turned in by 7cm and hemmed with a twin needle. My shirt came together in an hour or so.
The shirt fits perfectly without making any alterations (except for shortening the sleeves to 3/4 length). It is super comfy and I particularly like the length. It’s a bit longer than the average shirt and perfect for the colder season or to tuck into a skirt or high-waisted trousers. The pattern could be easily transformed into a fitted dress.
Will I make it again? I have not definite plans to make another shirt at the moment as I am working on way too many projects already, but I really like this pattern and can see myself using it again to make some basics for work or even lengthen it into a comfy little dress.
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