Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Tuscan Shirt

Loes Hinse makes amazing patterns! Everything fits together perfectly, the construction is brilliantly simple, and the garments look great. There is nothing more one could want or need from a pattern. I wish the big four would get a grip and provide real patterns like this.

I used the blouse draft generated from my moulage to check the sizing and see where I might need to make adjustments. What a useful tool this is, it takes the guesswork out of fitting.

This photo is from Loes Hinse's site at the Tuscan Shirt page.

My first shirt will be a black cotton eyelet, an inexpensive fabric from JoAnn. It will not be a loss of fine fabric if the shirt turns out to be something I don't enjoy wearing.