For the Tessuti Jaywalk competition I got a few meters of each fabric. My plan was to make a skirt from the black/cream and a shirt from the other.
Having seen some others make this I decided I want to do a few minor alterations. I lengthened the front so it sits just on my jeans waist band. I also tapered the sides to reduce the amount of fabric and to made the shape less “swing” linke. This fabric is a little stiff. If I had a drapery or lighter fabric I probably wouldn’t have bothered.
I also had to redo the neckline. The first time I used the measurements for the binding from the pattern and it pulled the neckline too tight. I carefully cut it off and remeasured the opening.
The second time looks a lot better and I think I even prefer the slightly wider neckline.
I used the the making of this shirt as a little test run using the Jaywalk fabric. It has a nice weight to it and it is nice an easy to sew. I stabilised the shoulder seams with knit stay tape. To help get perfect matching stripes and to stop the fabric shifting, I used a walking foot.
I am really happy with the finished shirt. It is nice and casual without being “daggy”. I am glad that I made it longer. It is a great shirt and the fabric has been washed and wears quite well so far.
Is anyone else entering the Jaywalk competition?