It isn’t easy to say goodbye to beautiful Summer days. Days without caring about raincoats, warm sweaters and shawls. The weather still is nice and a T-shirt still can be worn although a cardigan is sometimes needed. Now for my second ‘Sew Long Summer 2018’ blogtour contribution I decided to transform a blouse pattern into a T-shirt. Let’s go to my Style Arc Blaire Shirt T-shirt version
Preparing the Style Arc Blaire Shirt T-shirt version pattern
I still had a beautiful piece dark blue jersey fabric in my stash. Perfect to make a T-shirt. The Style Arc Blaire Shirt is an oversized, boxy, square shaped shirt. Now what would happen if I used the Style Arc Blaire Shirt pattern? There is only one way to find out: just start making it. First I redrafted the pattern.
The original shirt has a separate button tab so half of this tab was added to the center front. I also wanted a more fitted version so I made an overlay of 3 centimeters on the front and back pattern pieces.
Sewing the Style Arc Blaire Shirt T-shirt version
To give this T-shirt a personal touch I added a breast pocket. It’s a welt pocket that has a parallellogram shape.
To add some interest I used small striped fabric that I found between my leftovers.
Sewing this breast pocket was the difficult part of my sewing process. I also kept the seam running through the Blaire shirt to divide this shirt in two. It adds another great style feature to my T-shirt. My version also has a high/low hem. Started two hours before lunch my T-shirt was ready at the moment it was time to start preparing dinner.
Time and Costs
Time: pattern printing and assembling, redrafting and refitting pattern pieces 45 minutes; cutting 30 minutes; basting, stitching and finishing 7 hours
Costs: pattern € 4,09; printing and assembling € 2,50; fabric € 10,00; yarn € 2,50
My Style Arc Blaire Shirt T-shirt version
Sewing your own clothes is so satisfying. One can turn a pattern into another type of cloth, add or skip details, make them in your favourite fabric colour. Or use the same pattern over and over again. My finished Style Arc Blaire T-Shirt looks great.
I’m pleased with this new T-shirt. It’s completely different the an usual T-shirt. I love how it turned out, the added breast pocket, the fit, the boxy and oversized look. And last but not least the rolled sleeve cuffs.
‘Sew Long Summer 2018’ Blog Tour.
This whole week more makers have been making creations for this version of the ‘Sew Long Summer 2018’ Blog Tour. Here’s the complete list of all the other contributions
Sept. 10th Tenille’s Thread, A Custom Clothier, Made for Little Gents, Miss Marah Sewn
Sept. 11th Manning the Machine, mahlicadesigns, Sewing Vortex,Crafting Fiend
Sept. 12th Auschick Sews, Aurora Design Fabrics, My Heart Will Sew On, Vicky Myers Creations
Sept. 13th Flaxfield Sewing, Sewing with D, Musings of a Seamstress, Make it Sew with the Bear and Pea Atelier, Petite Font
Sept. 14th Sewing by Ti, Stitches by Laura, Sewing with Sarah, My Sewing Roots