Sunday, April 27, 2014

shirt wave


Hello!
Spring means "new shirt" to me.

It does mean so for a long time, and this year I sewed three shirts in a row. To tell the truth to you unnecessarily, though I like making shirts and I often sew them for my sister who loves shirts, I've never thought that I am a good shirt wearer myself. However, no matter how I am bad at wearing them, spring has been the time for thinking new shirts to me, because I seem to be firmly programmed doing it by the Force.
(2013)(2012)
(2011-2)(2011-1)
New shirts in spring make some kind of people so happy so instantly. If they're self-made, they're even more effective.


Anyway, I sewed all three shirts using the same old pattern but made them have different lengths of sleeves. Long, under-elbow, and half sleeves. They have minor differences in insignificant details too. The pattern is a very basic shirt pattern from a Japanese company, MPL. It has an option for under-elbow sleeves, that's the main reason why I chose it for this time. (But it is no longer available because it's very old and already out of print.)


I used cotton fabrics, one was in off-white and having organza flowers all over, another was Liberty Tana lawn in cheerful flowery print, and the other was a partially light blue-dyed light brown firm cotton with blue brush print I bought in Australia, at The Fabric Store. I omitted collars from all three shirts like I often do, because I knew that I'd look slightly better without collars. Salute for DIY spirit!




So my spring task is all done.
I hear my inner voice now, may the Force be with me and everybody else!



Wishing you a very happy sewing and a great weather,

yoshimixoxo






29 comments:

  1. 3 beautiful shirts. These really are beautifully made and look wonderful on you Yoshimi.

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  2. Yes I agree, all beautiful shirts and amazing how different each one looks even though it's the same pattern. My favourite one is the white one.

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  3. I love that hey are all different, beautiful shirts

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  4. Did you cut all the flowers out by hand? Love your white shirt.

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    1. Thank you! The fabric originally had the flowers completely all over and I took more than some flowers after sewing. It took quite long for me to pull off them from the base fabric, but I'd be silent about how long it was, because you'd be very amused ;)

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  5. Beautiful shirts! I especially love the details of the white one.

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  6. It's wonderful that you can make three such unique shirts from one pattern! They are all beautiful, but I especially like the tan with blue dip- dye, and appreciate that you used a blue button for the bottom button hole.

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so pleased that you have noticed the bottom button!

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  7. i just get giddy when i see a post from you!! these are beautiful. the force is strong with you.

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  8. OMG, I love all your shirts. I always love your fabric choices. That organza flower fabric is to die for. I am in a shirt making phase too. Happy spring!

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  9. I love them all! but the white flowers - so pretty for spring. p.s. your red sandals are great.

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  10. So pretty, and sophisticated as well. I loved visiting The Fabric Store when I was in Los Angeles. I don't think of myself as a shirt-wearer either, but I may have to give them a try.

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  11. All three are lovely. Your garments always look so wearable, professional, and expensive!

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  12. I love all three but especially the white one!! I also love your simple styling with a pair of blue jeans and chuky heels...you ALWAYS look so chic!

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  13. So, So beautiful--ALL of them, but the white with the flowers is my very favorite. Your creations are always inspirational to me!

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  14. I love these especially the white one. I seem to be quite the shirt convert of late. They are quite versatile and able to be dressed up and down.

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  15. Beautiful, beautiful shirts! I absolutely love your choice of fabrics and they way you used them. The blue dyed one and the white one with flowers are my favourites purely because they are so unique and pretty. But I love the other one too!

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  16. All the shirts are divine, but like others, my absolute favourite is the white one!

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  17. The shirts are fab as your sewing always is! Storebought shirts never fit me right, so maybe I should consider myself a shirt, especially if I could look as good as you in these :)

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  18. Yoshimi, this is incredible! I am also not a big shirt wearer but you have inspired me to wear more shirts! Especially the white one with many flowers! This is so creative, feminine and elegant! I will steal this idea :)

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  19. Yoshimi! These are all stunning shirts and your photos are gorgeous as are you! Happy Spring!

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  20. Yoshimi I love your blog and your sewing! Well done - you look great!

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  21. All three are beautiful! I think the white with the little flowers is my favorite. I like your idea of leaving the collar off too.

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  22. Beautiful shirts! My favourite is the white shirt.

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  23. All are nice, but I especially love the delicate white shirt!

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  24. I love those shirts. This winter I made two myself..and though I don´t like ironing them, I do like shirts. The white shirt is great on you. It´s my favorite, though all of them are special! Beautiful work!

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  25. Aww, the white shirt is too adorable! Really lovely <3

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  26. I am so inspired by your organza petal fabric! These are lovely shirts, very spring-y.

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