Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Spring Street Character

Here is an old Sewing Workshop pattern, the Spring St Shirt that I made back in 2003. So long ago that I cannot remember anything about it.



There are a number of characteristics that appeal to me. The sweet collar is the best feature,


I like the curved hem at center front.



And the wide straight sleeves are narrowed with a loop and button.




The fabric is a light weight Japanese cotton - almost voile but opaque. I love the print. I bought mine from Marcy Tilton, but I think that Louise Cutting and Linda Lee have it too. It is a very soft fabric and should be comfortable to wear even during July in the southeastern US.



The buttons are polymer clay, I think. A little short of fabric, I used another light weight cotton print for facings. 

This style may be a little dated. It had slightly dropped shoulders that I adjusted so that the sleeve seam falls pretty close to my natural shoulder line. And it is a little long, maybe. Perhaps I should shorten it?



I hope to adapt the details I like to another shirt, perhaps one that is more current looking. But I'll still enjoy wearing this 2015 version. It's the perfect fabric for 97F.




12 comments:

  1. I don't remember ever seeing that pattern, but that collar is GREAT! The fabric is so pretty. I keep saying I'm going to order some Japanese cotton, but haven't just yet. Love that purple.

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  2. Love it as is, but then, I'm old and don't know or care what's current--just know it looks good to me!

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  3. So many nice details on this pattern! And the color is so pretty on you, looks fresh with the white pants. I like the length, being tunic-crazy. Pretty neat that you still have patterns from 2003. I moved so many times for work and so on, that mine seemed to disappear like socks.

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  4. This shirt is perfect! Everything about it.

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  5. Boy does that look great on you. The fit is perfect! And the color!

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  6. Beautiful shirt. Looks great! I made one in silk - still have it but have not worn it in eons
    Marcia.

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  7. A very beautiful shirt, Martha, and a wonderful use of that interesting Japanese cotton!

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  8. I love it--the color, the fabric and the style. Tunics are my thing. I agree with Wendy, in my 'seasoned' years, I'm more concerned about what looks good on me. "Fashions fade, style is eternal" Yves Saint Laurent.

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  9. Oh, this is a perfect shirt for you. I love the length, and the collar...as well as your use of 2 fabrics.

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  10. I love tunics, too! Wish that pattern was still available. Don't change a thing - it looks beautiful on you.

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  11. Such a cool, quirky yet versatile top! Thanks for this idea on how to design clothes online.

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