Long, long time ago I used to make casual shirts and pants for Tim. Last week I continued the tradition and sewed this ‘unisex’ shirt from BWOF 7/2002 using a beautiful light weight cotton KONA by Robert Kaufman from Purl Soho. The fabric was easy to work with and ‘hardly felt’ when wearing it on a hot summer’s day. The colour range is huge, like a paint colour chart and it’s impossible to stop at just one. Colours that I do not sew for myself, suit Tim. He enjoys wearing warm muted autumn colours…. especially green. Growing up in Broken Hill, a desert mining town meant there was very little green.
I enjoy sewing BWOF patterns and like that they do not include seam allowances. This makes measuring easy, and you can decide on the size S/A. For this shirt I added 1 cm. An easy way to sew 1cm S/A is to position the needle all the way to the left and use right side of the foot as your guide….and you have 1cm seam allowance.
This is a casual roomy shirt pattern, no collar stand or yolk. Details such as turn-up sleeve cuffs, contrasting topstitching and a mini button loop at the neck edge could be added next time. This shirt can take you many places…….. the kitchen….. the pool…..and of course annoying the seamstress’s cat.