Wrinkly as hell, I’m sure you can tell that I’ve been wearing this a lot (high five to whoever can spot the strawberry stain). But this is how I wanted to photograph it – well worn and loved.
The Jac shirt pattern from Tessuti Patterns was just what I had been looking for – an awesome oversized and comfy, grandad style shirt (with a twist). The angled side splits were really fun to sew and a new technique for me, as were the split sleeve hems. The shirt is a dead easy make with a really neat finishing. Since it’s oversized by default, I didn’t bother with any changes to the pattern. I made mine in size L as I wanted it to be… well, large, and I’m super happy with the fit.
Jac was my first experience sewing Tessuti and I can really recommend it. The pattern was lovingly hand drawn and the the instructions simple but very clear. Their patterns are clearly aimed at a slightly older target audience which is nice (most indie pattern companies are very ‘young’). I actually bought the pattern to make a shirt for my mum – she loves it as much as I do.
The fabric is this lurvly striped cotton from Miss Matatabi (am obsessively going through her Etsy shop on a daily basis). You might have spotted Ute’s Anna in the same fabric during the #internationalannaparty on Instagram. I chose it because it fit quite well with the whole granddad look. And it’s got a lovely soft feel to it. The buttons are bronze coloured plastic ones from Stof 2000.
In these photo’s the shirt is paired with my beloved Ginger Jeans which is the most worn garment in my wardrobe at the moment. Am already planning to make a few of these shirts – have a feeling they will be what gets me through winter, paired with a comfy jumper.
On another note…
- I was SO chuffed to be selected to the #internationalannaparty shortlist! The most amazing compliment I’ve had since I started sewing. Seriously. However, there can only be one winner and Hannah was such an incredibly worthy one. What a stunner.
- I’ve never sewn a Big Four pattern yet except for Burda (I know – very weird) – but I might have to follow in Lauren’s steps and make the McCall’s 6252. The ruffles got to me.
- The Jac shirt pattern – £5
- 2m fabric from Miss Matatabi – £17.5 (incl. delivery)
- Notions – buttons and thread: £4