Wednesday, 27 October 2010

So ...

I have been leafing through my pattern folder today trying to decide on which pattern to use for the white shirt sew along. I am starting from scratch with a new pattern (no TNT's yet) and I am really not sure which way I want to go.

I am considering McCalls 5433 (view a), McCalls 5522 (view a), and Simplicity 3684 (view d), but I also picked up Twinkle Sews from the library yesterday and love the Balancing Act shirt, although I am thinking that is not the best shirt to start out with.

I guess I need to think about it a bit more, but in the meantime I have some white Poplin I plan on using for my first attempt/muslin so I will be getting that in the wash shortly. Once the muslin is made I have some white shirting with a pale grey stripe (already laundered) that has been waiting to become a shirt for some time, I hope the wait will be worth it.


  1. I like those patterns and I have McCalls 5522, too. If you have questions about fit, post pictures. We'll take a look. Between all of us, I am sure we can help solve any issues.

  2. Thanks. I am really no closer to deciding which one to use, might see what others I have and see if anything really grabs me.

  3. Hey Deb! I'm taking part in the White Shirt project,also. :)
    My first shirt will be the M5522, view C. It would be great to see your version as well.I had to pre-wash and modify my pattern. I'll get to sewing in a say or two.
    Check out my progress, if you like, on