Aimee is back from the Advisors Circle, this time with a post about her brand-new Verdun Woven T-Shirt. You may remember her from posts about her flat-front Montauk Trousers, her quilted Woodland Cape and her Noord Sweatshirt.
I’ve sewn a few different woven t-shirt patterns over the past year or so. Hands down, the Verdun Woven T-Shirt wins the award for easiest, quickest construction.
I opted to sew up the short-sleeved version with a scoop neck. The pattern also gives the option of long sleeves, and View B has a V-notched neckline.
I’ve wanted a gingham shirt for a while and when I saw this pattern, I knew that it would be the perfect one to splurge on a little fabric. I used quilter’s cotton in a copper gingham and I sewed up a size medium, which takes roughly 2 yards of fabric. The perfect amount of happy yardage.
I can’t even describe how quickly this shirt comes together. The neckline and hemline both use facings and the hemline facing gives such a beautiful finish. For the short-sleeved version, the sleeves are integrated into the pattern so all you need to do is hem the sleeve edges and voila!
This pattern is amazingly versatile and I know it will easily become a closet staple for all the seasons. I’ve got a few friends longing to learn how to sew and this is a spectacular pattern for a new seamstress to sew up. There are so many ways that you could modify this pattern, from using contrasting fabric for the facings to hand stitching the facings down to give it that little extra bling. So go grab yourself a couple of happy yards and an afternoon and give this pattern a try; you won’t regret it!
(Except the fact that you will want to go buy a few more happy yards so you can make even more!)