Friday, November 18, 2011

3 Shirts from Hot Patterns 3 Graces



I have been wanting to try a Hot Patterns pattern for awhile. I really liked the fact the pattern comes with three shirts since it was a bit of a pricey pattern. However, I liked the trendy look of the shirts and I am trying to update my wardrobe.



This is the pattern I used from Hot Patterns #1089 and the website has videos on construction techniques and pattern variations that you can do to alter the shirts to make different looks.


The cowl neck variation was the easiest to make. 
I made all the shirts as long sleeves because it gets very cold here. 


This cross-front version was very challenging. I had to take it apart a few times to master this shirt, but in the end I figured it out. I think it would have been much easier if I had my dress form with me. However, the Hot Patterns website provides a very good video on how to assemble this shirt. I had to watch it in sections and pause it while I sewed. I consider myself quite the advanced seamstress, but I had never tried a cross-front shirt before and as I mentioned it was harder than I thought.


Finally we have the loop front which was a little difficult, but after watching the videos I was able to get it right. All of these shirts I made with fabric I ordered from Fabric.com.

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