I am overly ambitious with most of my undertakings and fail a few times before I succeed. Making a complex shirt from scratch with minimal background in sewing or design was an ominous undertaking. The design part wasn't the hard part. I mapped the design out after a few tries, but destruction struck when I tried to sew these pieces together. I am very impatient and need instant tactile feedback. I still really want to make this shirt but I have realized that a tailor will need to make it for me. Any Suggestions?
Making a shirt from scratch is hard. Like always, I bit off more than i could chew. To get the fabric, I went to 4th Street in South Philly. As depicted in the mural, 4th Street houses many leather and fabric shops. If you're ever in the area, swing by a couple shops.
Right now, moral is low after messing up a sleeve and the neck. I am running low on fabric. Tomorrow, I will continue to the trek.
Today I set out on a quest to make my first article of clothing, a long sleeve t shirt inspired by a Filson Alaskan Guide shirt made out of heavy weight cotton flannel. I am going around to fabric stores today to find suitable materials. I am sure a lot of trial and error will ensue and I will keep the blog updated. Here is a rough design that i drew up last night.