Shirt No. 1 is Number 1 in my Book

If you are into instant gratification and instant wearability, 100 Acts of Sewing's Shirt No. 1 is for you. I had a spare hour or two before going into work and just enough Nani Iro double gauze on hand, and voila—a Shirt No. 1 was born.

 I love it when a plan comes together!

I love it when a plan comes together!

This was the first 100 Acts of Sewing pattern that I have used. It is perfect for beginning sewists, but also appropriate for those with more experience and who are looking for a basic staple to add to their wardrobe. Sonya Philip created a highly flexible yet elegant pattern.

I altered the sleeves on the pattern here a bit because I wanted a cuff. To do so, I added about 5 inches to the sleeve line. Turning the sleeve under about ½ inch, then again about 2.5 inches with a hem, gave me the ability to wear the sleeve longer or cuffed for an added detail.

 Voila! Shirt No. 1

Voila! Shirt No. 1

I have already started thinking about my next Shirt No. 1 project. I’m interested in trying to hand dye a natural silk noil and altering the pattern with the same cuffed sleeves but a longer body. Stay tuned!

What kind of creative alterations have you done with this pattern? For another take on Shirt No. 1 see Cameron’s post from last year.