The Sewing Corner… Another Shirt No.1

Today I’m sharing my recently finished  Shirt No 1 in lovely blend of 55% Linen/45% Cotton by Robert Kaufman, the Balboa Collection by Erin Dollar,  in Lines in Rust and  Essex Yarn Dyed in Rust for the neckline.  

I used mock French seams , a reverse bias neckline in the rust and a split hem .  I also used the bias cut pattern that I learned in my Creativebug Class, Wardrobe Basics: Sewing Shirt No. 1 by Sonya  Philip.  I can’t seem to stop making this pattern but need to branch out and learn something new.  So, I am thinking it’s time for bottoms and plan to start Wardrobe Basics: Sewing Pants No 1. I am not sure about what fabric to use but think I might have something in my stash that should work.

I really love this shirt and it fits fantastic!  If you are wanting to start making your own tops and are new to sewing, I highly recommend the Creativebug Class for Sonya’s Shirt No.  This is a very simple top, the pattern is super easy to follow and Sonya’s tutorial is awesome.

When it comes to creating a handmade wardrobe, this super-simple shirt will be your go-to pattern, featuring a casual fit and a contrast bias facing that comes together quickly. Known for her pattern line “100 Acts of Sewing,” Sonya Philip demonstrates how to make her famous Shirt No. 1 pattern, plus three new variations: a contrasting yoke, a kicky bias-cut bottom, and a sweet button-front version. This pattern is designed to be simple enough for an absolute beginner but with enough customizations to keep an advanced sewist engaged. Shirt No.1 is an addictive wardrobe staple, with PDF patterns provided for all variations.  – Creativebug

 I love the classes on Creativebug because they are always simple, straightforward, fun to take and so many creative things to learn.

Until next time, be creative!

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