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My First Shirt - JJ 6009

Added Jan 27, 2008

by sewlikecarolyn

Turners Falls, M...






I was so excited about the new JJ pattern, I got right to work. I had some problems with the slit facing on the sleeve, but the directions were so good that all I had to do was follow closely and it worked itself out. I did realize after I put the sleeves on that I put them on the wrong sides, live and learn! The ruffles were really hard to get even on both sides, but this is my first shirt EVER and I’m really proud of it. It is wrinkly beacuse I wore it today…!

Material Notes

cotton, small buttons, interfacing






my dog who accompanied me through the whole thing

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    Aug 4, 2009, 09.03 PMby edier

    Love it so much! The colour is too cool!

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    Feb 29, 2008, 08.27 AMby adys

    The blouse made out of this fabric looks awesome! Well done! I was also thinking about getting some nice romantic fabric and get started sewing this shirt. Your choice is great inspiration :)

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    Jan 31, 2008, 12.35 PMby sewlikecarolyn

    Thanks to everyone who commented. I am so excited about this website and all of the wonderful inspiration that you have all given me, it’s a little sewing community!! I can’t wait to start my next project!

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    Jan 28, 2008, 08.48 AMby mirela

    Congrats on your shirt! Very nice, keep sewing!

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    Jan 28, 2008, 08.09 AMby jj1

    Came out so cute! Yes, I agree that the ruffles are not fun. I have a few ideas of making them easier, will post it on how to today.

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    Jan 28, 2008, 06.22 AMby t-1

    lovely! i like the print you chose.

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    Jan 28, 2008, 04.39 AMby sewlikecarolyn

    Rebekah – I started on tuesday or wednesday and finished saturday night. That whole time includes piecing together the home printed pattern and cutting the fabric. Thank you all for th great feedback!

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    Jan 27, 2008, 08.44 PMby wendyxo

    Wow that was quick, looks gorgeous!

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    Jan 27, 2008, 07.51 PMby rebekah

    I love it. Nice job. I’m sure it looks adorable on. About how long did it take to sew up?

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    Jan 27, 2008, 06.48 PMby karencilla

    It looks gorgeous!.. congrats. I wish i could sew as good as you, i guess it takes some time and practice.

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