Saturday, 21 January 2017

Aqua, Long sleeved T shirt

After my recent successes with Pattern B6258 from Butterick. I was quite excited to find this fabric, which I thought I had lost, in a box in the loft. We were having a post-Christmas turn out!

I loved this print at first sight, bought it about 3 years ago and have dreamed about what I was going to make so many times. It reminds me of summer camping holidays and the swallows perched on telegraph wires.  Like many of the fabric remnants I buy there was a flaw in the material, which you can see in the picture below. I had enough for this pattern to cut all of the pieces around the flaw.

One of the things I enjoy about sewing is feeling a structured garment emerging from a soft flat piece to fabric. The seam tape on the shoulder seams works well in this design, giving the shoulder seams strength and supporting the rest of the garment well.

I think I should introduce you to my sewing partner “Flossie”. We are both the same size and she has been invaluable to me in making sure that the garments I make fit me well. I bought her second hand on eBay when she was looking for a new home. I have found that if I pin the neck facings or turnings on the dress form I can be sure that I am not stretching out the neck when I am working with stretch fabrics and then the neck lies flat.

 The weather is cold and by the time I get home from work it is dark but I really wanted to take a photograph outside in natural light. Here is my first (but only one) it was much too cold today to stay out in the garden any longer.


  1. Well done Rosemary, it suits both you and Flossie :)

  2. Thank you Rebecca. It's great to have my first comment.

  3. Lovely well made top, and beautiful fabric. I made a blouse in fabric with a very similar print when I was a teenager. Just a couple of years ago!! ;-)

    1. Hello Jo
      Thank you for your encouraging words. I love this fabric so I am pleased that the project turned out so well.