I made a few shirts lately; my closet has been crying for new clothes and I responded.
I got around to making tunics!
and then I tried a hip length shirt:
I used the same bodice pattern that I used to make a couple of knit tunics a while back ( here and here). To get this roll-up sleeve, I just narrowed the sleeve by an inch or so, and I added a cuff cut on the bias:
The two tunics have a collar stand and a collar. The front button placket is cut-on & folded over onto itself:
For the hip-length top, I used a camp collar, also known as a Hawaiian collar:
Learning to draft patterns to my own specific measurements has been a game-changer. So far, my patterns are quite simple but I imagine I will add more details as I continue to use them. And I seem to complete garments faster now, too, I think it is because I don’t spend any time looking at the directions.
Well, we are off to celebrate my niece’s birthday, so I hope you are enjoying the weekend
& Happy Sewing!