Today I made a start on sewing a shirt I cut out a few weeks ago. It is a piece of material that was given to me some time ago and I am making a shirt for my daughter. This is an illustration of the pattern I am using.
I am using flat fell seams wherever possible on the shirt. This is the type of seam that is generally used in purchased business shirts, boxer shorts and jeans. This article explains the method very clearly. I like to use them as they provide extra strength and there are no raw edges inside the garment.
Here is a close-up of a section of the finished side seam. The triangular section on the right-hand side is the side dart on the front.
I have sewn the side darts in the fronts as well as long darts in the back which will create a nice fit. The shoulder seams and side seams are done.
The shirt has a two-piece collar – collar and band, but I think I overlooked drafting the piece for the band. I got side-tracked while I looked for the other piece and the sewing ground to a halt. Hopefully, I will get some more done this week. In the meantime I will need to buy some buttons as I do not have anything suitable in my collection