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Thursday, 13 February 2020

Musical Shirt - Prima magazine March 2020

The Sewing Place has a contest called "It’s all about shirts".

I wasn't sure to start with if I were going to enter, then several things came together.

- choir were having social event
- Prima magazine arrived and had a shirt dress pattern in it
- I came across some fabric I had bought with musical notes on it.

End result was a musical shirt!

Here's the finished shirt, looks at a distance like it might be a paisley or floral design.

But get up close and you can see the musical notes.

The collar came out nicely and you can see the silver rose buttons I used.

Here's the cuff. I cut it extra wide and put 2 buttonholes in the cuff, then folded it back and used only one button through both buttonholes (sort of gives a cufflink effect).

Here's the pattern from March 2020 Prima Magazine. I measured a RTW shirt and cut a curved hem.

It's a simple pattern with no bust darts, the cuff opening in the side seam and a cut on placket, so quite a relaxed fit. I surprised myself with how much I enjoyed sewing this, even the collar and buttonholes. I would use it again though probably for another shirt not the dress.

If you are in the UK you can order this pattern through their chargeable phone line (or wait a bit until it turns up on ebay). I've never tried this method as I am a subscriber and have the pattern come with the magazine in the post.
It looks like it would work out at £3.00 for the pattern and you still have to trace some of it off....


Alison said...

I love how the subtle music note fabric will be a versatile addition to your SWAP wardrobe as well as a contender for the shirt sewing contest on TSG... Fortune favors the prepared, and you were certainly ready to make this happen

Lisa Laree said...

This is great, Ruthie! I love clothes with a bit of whimsy to them...you'll enjoy this!

Julie Culshaw said...

A lovely shirt, the fabric is great, your collar turned out very well, and the buttons are so cute.

KS_Sews (Dressmakingbacles) said...

This is so beautiful! It does look like a dainty paisley or something from afar but I love the music notes. And SO well sewn!

Ellen's Sewing Passion said...

Wow! I love it! ♥

Let's Get Sewing said...

This is amazing! I love the fabric.