Summer Shirt Project

My, it’s been quite the while since I’ve been on here! The main reason being that all my sewing ventures have been of the mending, altering, and trivial nature, and generally un-bloggish. And studies did factor in heavily too, not to mention not seeing a fabric store for over two months. As luck would have it though, when I did finally make it to the store, simplicity patterns were only a dollar each! This opened up a delightful flurry of sewing inspiration, and I came away with several.

Simplicity 1692

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I’m very excited about this one. So many options! My favorite, and the one that I’ll be attempting to accomplish, is the bottom left, C. Funny story – being as I always seem to be in a hurry, I grabbed this up eagerly, going “what? No zipper or back buttons? Yes!” I was fond of the idea of only shoulder buttons, but it never occurred to me that there might be a zipper somewhere else. Yup, there’s one on the side! That surprised me quite a bit. 🙂

Looks perfect for summer, though, doesn’t it?

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I hope to finish this one in a decent amount of time. Blouses scare me sometimes, but this one does seem rather easy.

The other vintage styled pattern I came away with was Simplicity 3688. I have a weakness for suits, and the pants intrigued me. Hopefully I can try this out come fall, with a nice warm fabric, in navy or gray.

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2 thoughts on “Summer Shirt Project

  1. I made Simplicity 1692 C about a year ago! I love it!!! However, I want to remake mine because I tried to do it in a knit fabric so I could have some stretch and avoid the zipper and it ended up a bit short. The first hem was horrible because I had no experience sewing knits so I just chopped it off. The second hem was no much better, but I could deal with it. I wear it more as a long crop top now with a some sort of colored cami underneath the white with black polkadots print. I am so excited to see your finished product!!

    • I’m definitely not keen on zippers. Or hems, hehe 🙂 (And matching stripes, argh!) It’s taking a while but I’m almost done.
      Knit fabric is such a great idea though! That’s awesome you were able to rework it! C has to be my favorite of the designs.

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