This month I chose a beautiful cotton fabric from Minerva to make a shirt. I wanted to hone my collar skills so I went for a simple shirt design from the GBSB book One, yes people, I am still on book one! There are so many useful patterns in it I haven't felt the need to buy another sewing book until I had thoroughly enjoyed using the first one.
Ta dah! I invite you to admire my pattern matching which was a bit GBSB too. It is called the Boyfriend Shirt and is perfect for weekends and when I am working from home. The pattern is by William Morris, it is pretty timeless. Unfortunately they have sold out of this pattern but they have other classic patterns to try.
There are no cuffs to deal with so it is a good project for a first shirt.
The birds follow across the front and round the sleeve heads - so very proud of myself.
I am going to wear this shirt for years I can feel it. The cotton was a good weight and soft to the skin. It would have made a pleasing skirt, shift dress or vintage style gathered skirt dress. I doesn't drape so it is good for things which cry out for a nice stem press and a crisp finish - like this shirt.
Thanks for looking. Jo xxx