Why is it so hard to find shirting fabrics? My daughter, A, could always use new shirts for work, but the proper fabrics are very hard to find. One of these days, I am going to have to go over to the last remaining Hancocks in the area and see what they have. We don’t go over there very often because it involves a long drive and a $5 bridge toll.
They are having a big sale over at Joann’s this week. Some of the cottons are 50% off and I have a 20% off your fabric purchase coupon, too. Since I didn’t spend any money at all at Stitches this year, I went ahead and bought some pretty cottons for summer tops. Here’s a photo of the first batch with my hand stuck in for size reference (and also the camera cord, but ignore that):
The mustard print and the polka dot are going to be more New Look 6871 tops, and the blue and the black prints will become New Look 6027 tops. NL 6871 is a very easy top to sew with only 4 pattern pieces (plus some bias binding) so that should also spark the sewing mojo. The shirts I make for A have collars and cuffs and princess seams, etc., so it’s better to make something simple first before diving into shirtmaking.