Week 31, a one yard shirt

So I love taking a look through the remnants and see if any catch my eye.   Then, it’s fun to see if you can make a garment out of one yard of fabric.  It’s a little tricky at times but it’s been a fun challenge and a good way to test out patterns without great expense.

I found this one yard piece and it was just enough to make this vintage Simplicity pattern.

Size Medium, View A

The back of the neck has a split that required you to sew it and then cut it.  It all involved precise sewing and cutting so instead of trying to transfer lines I simply made a copy of the pattern piece pinned it in place and sewed and cut over it.  Then I ripped the pattern piece away to reveal perfect stitching and cutting.  It was such a great hack!

This pattern was pretty easy to complete and didn’t take too much time.  So what do you think of the result?


The shirt has ties that hold it in place.

It’s such a fun, unique way to enclose a shirt.  This is definitely not something you can find on the rack today.

I can’t wait to wear it out.  It’s such a fun piece and so bright and springy.

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Week 32 is shorts again.  I’m determined to find the perfect shorts pattern and would welcome recommendations.  Anyone know a good indie pattern I should try?  See you next week!


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