After some uncomfortably warm temperatures and my poor fella only having one decent cool-weather shirt, I decided to try something new and sew a men’s shirt.
I used a contemporary pattern with a classic, ageless style (Vogue 8800) and picked a blue and brown tiki print cotton fabric. I thought the combination evoked a very retro feel.
The pattern worked up quickly and incorporated some nice techniques like flat-felled seaming. It made for a fast, fun project and I’ve already purchased more fabric to make another.
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I decided to make a new summertime dress for my daughter. While the silhouette of the Vogue 8788 is lovely, I just felt it was missing something. So, I drafted a peter-pan collar for the dress!
We picked out a blue cotton lawn fabric with little white and green polka dots for the body of the dress. For the collar, we chose a contrasting true red rayon blend.
The edges of the gown are trimmed in bias tape, so I simply made some from the fashion fabric.
I think she looks just darling in her new summer dress! She says it’s quite comfortable and she loves the feminine silhouette. I liked how quickly the dress worked up and construction was not at all difficult. This would be a great pattern for a beginner.
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