Hello friends! When I woke up this morning, it was the first day I actually needed to crank on my heater and actually start dressing like it was autumn.
I love autumn.
I love breaking out my DIY thigh high stockings and blanket poncho as I sip a pumpkin spice latte. I love shopping for new boots…. but above all, I love making new, warmer weather clothes to share with you guys.
Today’s new pattern shirt has beautiful draped sleeves, a wide neckline, and feminine silhouette. The best part? it’s super easy to make! This statement-sleeve shirt is the perfect beginner’s project and introduction in making your own clothes.
This particular design has been a staple in my closet for years now and today I’m so excited to share it with you! I have already made this top in purple, grey and black and am planning on experimenting with textured fabrics and more prints later on. I mean, wouldn’t it be adorable in this fabric?
A Note About Sleeves:
One of my favorite aspects of this new pattern shirt is the batwing, draped sleeve. Since voluminous sleeves are so trendy right now, I really want to hop on the bandwagon but keep rediscovering that statement sleeves get in the way of my real life. That’s why this pattern is so awesome!
Who wants to change a diaper with a massive bell sleeve getting in the way? Cutting fabric, washing my hands, painting, washing my car, and bathing my kids are all soooo much harder with a voluminous, long sleeve. That’s why this shirt has the interesting sleeve drape without the excess fabric gathered around your wrist. Trust me. This is going to be so handy later on!
So without further ado, let’s get started with the actual tutorial!
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- An old t-shirt
- Dotted Pattern Paper
- Basic Sewing Machine or Serger if you are working with stretch fabrics
- A pencil and Grid Ruler
- 1 yard fabric of your choice