Well, this past week, as well as getting the miles in , I have been sewing myself a shirt. When I was up at the Quilt Exhibition in Edinburgh a couple of months back, I got a couple of fat quarters (18″x20″) of fabric. Now that’s not enough to make a shirt but a couple of weeks back , I saw some sale fabric at Empress Mills website. It was a good match and I also bought a metre of their Klona cotton.
So I set to, with a pattern I have used before, I started by cutting the yoke and collar and cuffs. I didn’t have quite enough , so pieced bits together and this is the result.
Now then, I had pieced the back and cut the pattern out. Then I discovered that there was a bit missing . Be creative girl. Its not the end of the world. So I came up with a solution with the small left over bits.
I cut out some of the hills fabric and appliqued it over the missing upside down Vshaped bit. I also cut out some of the complete bicycle circles and appliqued those for balance .
If you notice some of the fabric has tents on it. So using my Janome 8200, I programmed in some words.
I think this sums it up. Its a bit of fun to wear, especially at the Cycle touring Festival which will be held in Clitheroe at the end of May.