Yay guys! We are so excited to finally have a beginners sewing contributor (or two!) here at Pretty Providence. Give a warm welcome to Sara from Sew Loved, she’s killing it with her first post!
However, before you can begin the cut-out and construction of the shirt you must first make a pattern. Don’t let this step scare you! Making a pattern is simple and can be accomplished with a couple measurements and a few simple steps. I drew my pattern on a roll of crate paper which I bought at Dollar Tree for $1, but you can use whatever you have (newspaper, tracing paper, muslin, etc.) I’ve created a little diagram and description of how to get the measurement you’ll need for your shirt and how to create a pattern based off those measurements.
When you are finished cutting out the pieces, here is what you should have: the front and back of the shirt and two sleeves.
2. Next you will attach the sleeves to the armhole. To do this open up the shirt with the right sides facing up. Match the bottom of the armhole with the top of the sleeve. Flip the sleeve over so that the right sides of the fabric are together, pin, and sew.
And voila, you’re done! Easy right?!