It’s Shirtmaking Party time!!! As part of the Curvy Sewing Collective Shirtmaking Month (check out Gillian’s wrap up, with links to all the shirtmaking posts!), we asked you to join us in sewing a shirt during the month of November for a virtual Shirtmaking Party! We also offered up a few prizes for our party-goers.
Shirtmaking Party Giveaway!
We randomly chose 3 winners from the entries have reached out to them about collecting their prizes:
- A $25 gift certificate to curvy-gal favorite Cashmerette Patterns!
- A copy of the Gathered Back Top & Tunic pattern from Indygo Junction, which has recently expanded the size range for its patterns up to 3XL!
- A $25 gift certificate from Mercer’s Fabrics, which is chock full of gorgeous garment fabrics!
Shirtmaking Party Round-up!
Our contributors and editors made several great shirts for pattern reviews during the month, including Paige’s Everyday Elegance Blouse, my Elsie Overshirts, Tanya’s Simplicity 8243, Jessica’s Eva Dress blouse, Jennifer’s Mila, Harrison and Cheyenne shirts, Elaine’s hacked Harrison and Michelle’s Michelle blouse. We also had many lovely and inspiring shirts made and shared by our Curvy Sewing Collective community throughout the month via our Facebook group, email, Flickr Group or Instagram. Check them all out below! Thanks to all who participated!
Peggy made not one, but two Cashmerette Harrison shirts. She said “I finished my first ever blouse and it fits!”
Trish made two awesome shirts, Cutting Line Designs “Just a Pinch” (without the pinches) in silk and Vogue 1438 in European washed linen. She also said “I learned a lot from reading you this month. Thank you!”
Nancy is planning to sew a shirt for herself, but she started out by sewing a shirt for her eldest son’s wedding!
Cecile looks lovely in her lilac Butterick 6261!
Cate made an entirely hand sewn (!!!) Harrison from a flannel sheet, complete with pink pearl snaps!!
Allie made bespoke shirts for practically her entire family!
Tracy’s wearable muslin of the Harrison is more than wearable! She said “It fits better than any of my other shirts! Forgive the missing buttons I was so excited that I didn’t want to run to the store to get another card.”
Laurie’s snakeskin cotton voile Archer is killer!
I made a wearable muslin of the Itch to Stitch Bonn shirt in a brush stroke fabric.
Bridgette’s Harrison has it all: polka dots, florals and contrasting red details!! Insert heart-eyes emoji here!: