|translation: The White (thread) Shirt Project|
I love Barbara's idea of sewing ten white shirts and using the process to perfect fit, try new design details and fill in the wardrobe. And it would be a great idea to buy 15 yards of perfect white shirting fabric and just do it.
Have you ever noticed that every new project requires orientation to the fabric? You need to think about needle and thread selection and stitch length. What type of interfacing will work best? How does the hand affect the fit? And let's face it, sewing a woven cotton shirting is easy. So, there is some built-in efficiency in this idea of sewing ten shirts.
Still. That's a lot of shirts!
|I have started.|
There are 2 pieces of white fabric on my shelves and a few more shirtings that will use white thread. My goal is to sew a bunch of shirts using white thread. Shirt #1 is cut. The fusing is done and there are 3 piles ready for the needle:
- sleeves, plackets and cuffs
- collar and collar stand
- bodice front, bodice back and yoke
I tend to sew shirts in that order. It's nice to add the collar to the bodice, then insert sleeves. The shirt comes together so fast in the final steps.
|There is plenty left for another shirt - do you want it?|
This is a high quality cotton shirting from Michael's. When I am finished with my shirt, I will mail this remaining piece (almost 3 yards - 45" wide) to a randomly selected reader. Postage is on me and I will mail internationally. Just leave a comment to this post if you would like to be included. I'll pick the name when I have finished this shirt which should be within a week.
Yes, I have ulterior motives. I am sewing down that stash!