I’m not going to lie, this shirt was more difficult than I anticipated. It said easy, but even other pattern reviews on this pattern wouldn’t necessary agree. However, I think I could’ve made the process smoother if I would have copied the notches on the side of the shirt. Experience sewers reading this are probably rolling their eyes, like “girl that’s a no brainer!”
The most difficult part about the pattern, hands down is the draping. The twisting and folding gave me a “what the what!” moment. Ok, more like many moments! Eventually, though after playing around, I figured it out.
This was my first time creating a shirt with a yoke and I enjoyed the slip stitching process. I think that I prefer to complete a slip stitch by hand versus using a machine attachment. Initially, I couldn’t understand why anyone would use a needle and thread to manually sew anything, because that’s so like stone-age! However, I’m learning that hand sewing, as time consuming as it may be, is still very much so needed in modern day sewing. The outcomes are cleaner and neater.
The concave hem proved a little tricky for me. The first time I hemmed the curve, it was twisted in the center back and uneven. I undid the hem, viewed a few curved hem tutorials, restarted, took my time and did what I think was an pretty darn good hem! Although it isn’t perfection, I’m proud nonetheless.
The fabric that I used is this burnt orange lightweight…ummm… I ain’t gonna lie, I don’t know! I go by the touch and it felt silky and soft between my hands, and I bought! However, a goal of mine is to learn fabrics.
P.S. – you are loved!