1 Hour Power Shirt

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With a special attention to edging on a shirt, this 1 Hour Power Shirt tutorial has all of the right elements for the sewist who's looking for something short and sweet. Made for those who prefer to go pattern-less in their sewing projects this tutorial involves drafting your own pattern from an existing top. From both the written and photo instructions you can learn how to sew a shirt that you know will fit your body and your tastes in under an hour. This free sewing pattern uses under one yard of fabric, making it a true one yard wonder!

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

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This is a cute shirt and easy to make. I love patterns where you just have to do is use a shirt that fits you already. I have a dress form that that makes fitting a bit easier. It is amazing what a bit of draping and pinning can do. I would not suggest that someone beginning at sewing make this shirt since you have to know basic principles first like support and the neckline and sleeves. But that is easily learned and then this pattern is for you.

Cute shirt, but when I hear "power shirt" I think, "Job Interview" I would never recommend a sleeveless shirt for an interview. After you start work, maybe or on casual Fridays. You have to see what others are wearing.


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