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Way back in the early 90s a friend invited me to attend a sewing seminar in Peabody, MA. It sounded like a fun day... so off we went!
We learned about a pattern system that had been used for years in Europe. I learned that I could draft my own custom fitted patterns and never have to buy clothing patterns again!
In the 90s I made a bride's maid dress for a friend's wedding... skirts... shirts... then I'm not sure what happened...
I had a 2nd baby and all clothes sewing just stopped!
Then we moved into a tiny rental house for 6 years while building a new home (ourselves!). Sadly... there was NO room for sewing clothing! No room for drafting patterns... just NO ROOM for my sewing hobby!
Well our new home is almost finished! And... I've taken over part of the attic for a sewing room!
While unpacking I found my Lutterloh book... and drafting tools!
This blog will detail my journey back into my sewing hobby with Lutterloh!
I'm drafting my own patterns with the Lutterloh system that I bought back in the 90s. I'm really just getting into it... and have a lot of learning to do!
So, I've been pouring over my lutterloh pattern pages trying to decide what to make to enhance my wardrobe (I really need some new clothes!!!).
Well, I found this cute knit shirt (see view on the right) with 3/4 sleeves and a scoop neck in supplement 274.
I had a Coldwater Creek knit shirt in this style... that I just loved! (Don't you love their clothes? Of course, I love them best ON SALE!) I honestly love all the clothes at Coldwater Creek! I have a bunch of their jackets that I wear constantly!
So I'm going to give this knit shirt it a try!
First I will draft the pattern using my measurements!
I finished up a black scoop neck shirt with 3/4 sleeves. It's made out of black sweatshirt fleece... from my fabric stash!
I'm wearing it today! It's very comfortable!
I asked my 12 year old son... what he thought of my shirt... because he was in my sewing room while I was finishing it up. This is the son who sits next to me in church and tells me I'm getting old because I have so many gray hairs.... there's no holding back with this kid... LOL!
I got the BEST compliment on my shirt! He said, "It looks like you bought it at a store."