This is such a happy finish for me! It feels like forever since I’ve made something just for me. And I feel like the more I sew, the more picky I get about fabric choices and patterns when it comes to making clothing for myself. It’s not a bad thing. I’m so glad inspiration finally struck. I’ve been contemplating a new top for a while now. I have a list about a page long of patterns I own that I’d like to sew. I need to get better about pre-washing my garment fabric so that I can have it ready. It wouldn’t hurt to maybe pair it with a pattern, too. One of these days I’ll get a system down, haha, maybe in the next decade.
I’ve seen the Shirt No.1 by Sonja Phillips floating around the internet for a bit and am always impressed by how cute they all look. I think this past fall I got the Creativebug newsletter that announced the Shirt No. 1 class was live. I’ve been a member of Creativebug for a few years now, so I check out their classes quite regularly. I took notes as I quickly scanned through the class and then promptly set it aside for months. Oops. So as I was digging through the paper pile on my desk I found the notes, printed the pattern, and got to work! Also of note, in case you’re wondering, the pattern is included as a PDF doc in the class.
It was such a gratifying sew! I feel ecstatic about it actually! A simple top in gorgeous fabric, you can’t get much better than that! I took my time and it took maybe 45 minutes to sew. Dang, that’s good. I’m already scheming to make more. I highly recommend the class and pattern if you’re at all new to sewing garments.
I thought I’d show a shot with my cardigan on, the shirt is really so lovely layered underneath! yayyy!
Pattern: Shirt No. 1 by Sonja Phillips (or check out the Creativebug class here)
Fabric: Indah Ikat by Me + You, this stuff is amazing!!!
Notes: I made a size Small even though my measurements put me into the Medium sizing,
I’m very happy with the fit. Added 1 3/4″ to the length!