I started this shirt back in April hoping I would have it finished in time for Summer. That was too optimistic I suppose. This is also the third time I have sewn this pattern (you can see the other versions here and here). I like this pattern because it makes a shirt with a slim shape compared to most “Hawaiian shirts” one would buy from a store. We found the fabric in our favorite thrift shop that happened to be “Hilo Hattie” brand adding some authentic Hawaiian prestige. For this shirt, I decided to give all the seam allowances the standard 5/8” as opposed to the pattern’s recommended 0.7 cm (in most cases but varying depending on the seam). This allowed me to do my best job yet at finishing the inside seams since I had more allowance to work with. It also gave me some added room in the shoulders, which I think was fortuitous. I am very pleased with this shirt and am now starting on Sunday and Sons’ “Work Regular” with a nice warm flannel which I will probably complete just in time for spring!
Mr and Mrs Rat
Mr and Mrs Rat like to sew.