Fall Sewing...Christine Jonson Pattern #723; Straight Shirt
Fall wardrobe preparation...here's my latest. This CJ pattern is one of my favorites because it's so simply stylish and quick to sew. The wavy distortion of the fabric is an illusion of the camera. This is a taupe/black stretch gauze, 70% linen, 27% rayon, 3% lycra, which I threw in the wash before cutting and sewing. Shrinkage? Absolutely! There was much less fabric to work with after pre-shrinking, but luckily there was enough. This top ended up a light jacket with a single-button closure, instead of a full-on shirt.