And now for something completely different

Hey hey crafty people. Like most of us who follow creative pursuits, I don’t restrict my activities to just one craft, so while hooking up cute crocheted Pokemon is my favoured past time of the moment, it’s not the only one. For a change of pace this weekend I holed myself up in our newly refurbed craft room-come-study and sewed up a new shirt.

I’m very much a novice when it comes to garment sewing – this is only my second ever attempt, the last one being a Colette Negroni shirt. I’m a firm believer in jumping in with both feet though, so a full shirt with a stand collar it is.

For this make I followed the Kwik Sew K3883 shirt pattern, and opted for the short sleeve version. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, so it all came together pretty smoothly. I’ve never attempted a stand collar before but it really wasn’t as complex as I feared – all the unwanted creases ended up on the inside at least.

The fabric was a gorgeous Sevenberry cotton I picked up from Doughty’s at the Sewing for Pleasure show, which I paired up with some geometric buttons from Abakhan. The overall feel is a little Japanese and that’s a great result in my book.

The overall fit is pretty good – I went for large across the shoulders and graded down to a medium at the waist. It could certainly be improved upon in the next attempt to take away some of the excess around the armholes but it’s wearable and I’m very proud of how it’s turned out.