I attended a pant pattern drafting class led by Janet Pray of Islander Sewing System. Not only did I draft and construct a well fitting pant, but I learnt sewing many other tips and skills. I bought several patterns as well. Islander Sewing System uses methods used in industrial sewing including sewing without pins.
This is my first completed men's shirt and I am really pleased with the finished product.
The collar points are nice and sharp. Janet has several tips for that. One is to cut the points off of the interfacing before fusing.
One of the things is was dreading / fearing was buttonhole placement. The pattern directions are excellent for this. You measure out the button placement rather than transfer markings form the pattern. So much more accurate.
Something weird happened with the flash but the fabric is a really good quality cotton shirting form Distinctive Sewing Supplies. It is a light blue grey.
Another bad picture! See the collar point. It is rounded. Bad! I forgot to cut the points off the interfacing. I made another collar properly. This one went in the garbage.
This shirt took me a couple of days. Mostly because I didn't fully read the pattern. The methods used are different. And they work. I just have to remember to read them!
My second shirt is almost done and I have added something to it.
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