I was recently invited to sew the M7575 pattern that came free in August’s Love Sewing magazine – and I loved it so much I made two!
This is my second iteration sewn from a polyester bought years ago from The Man Outside Sainsburys. This pattern really suits a fabric with drape.
The pattern shows you how to tissue fit, which certainly saved me some of my usual fitting issues around the upper chest. There are double pointed darts in the front and back bodice pieces which give great waist definition, a two-piece sleeve and various length options. Here’s me wearing the longest length for the magazine’s photo shoot:
This version was made using poplin from Thimble and Notch – zebras and flamingos, guys!
On both versions, I went with a collarless make. I often don’t like how collars are drafted in sewing patterns – just a smidgin can make a big difference to the look, I find.
I really love this shirt! It’s highly wearable and I wore it to the Sewing Weekender recently.
If you’re sewing a shirt or blouse, I recommend taking your care over finish as you’ll be chucking this in the washing machine on a regular basis.
Are you tempted by this pattern? It’s a goodie!