Monday, June 24, 2019

A Very Practical Pattern

 The camp shirt is one of those cool, classic and comfortable styles that looks great on all.  It calls for a few basic pieces and goes together rather easily and quickly.  Many patterns are available depending on preferred details.  Great Copy St. Croix Shirt is on sale until the end of June.  I like the idea of being able to use this shirt pattern to make a lightweight jacket for those cooler days of summer as seen in the pink fabric example below.

New Look also has a very simple one offered in  New Look 6197.

One of the benefits of sewing your own camp shirt is being able to make it  in the colors and fabrics  of your choice.  Basic white or cream works well with any colored skirt worn tucked in or outside.

This is an older pattern on Etsy.

Check out the camp shirts offered in the following patterns.  Some don't offer short sleeves, but you can just figure how long you want a short sleeve and fold the pattern to that length allowing for the hem.

Then there is a book by Cindy Taylor Oates called The New Camp Shirt available here and here as well as other places.
This is the newest camp shirt book offering princess seams.

The older publication of her camp shirt book below.

This is her original book that is a straight shirt without an fitting.

                                         These are some of the options offered in the camp shirt book above.

It is what is in our heart that determines our choices in clothing.  To honor God in all things is our desire.
May your choices, clothing, and sewing time all bring glory to God.

“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Cor. 10:31