Striped linen shirt inspiration
I’ve had this project on my wishlist for a while now. You may have noticed a drawing on this shirt in my “Now Sewing” section of the side bar for some time (since December at least). Sometimes you can’t rush a project, but with the cooler weather approaching, I finally got around to making it.
The design was from an image I’d seen while snoop shopping. It is a loose fitting shirt with a collar and partial button placket. No darts. Front and back yokes which extend into sleeves with cuffs. Looks quite simple and I thought it would work well with the striped linen that I bought last summer.
If you have been following my blog, you’ll know that I’d made a bodice sloper recently, so my plan was to draft the top from the sloper. Converting the sloper to being dartless was fairly easy. The placket and collar was adapted... [read more]