Simply Red

After my little wardrobe blitz, I noticed a dearth of red…and, conveniently, some red and reddish fabrics among my more recent acquisitions. Serendipity! So, just cut out and ready to sew I present: Another Folkwear Frontier shirt, using the mega-red roses stretch cotton sateen.  I’ve placed the pattern to put roses on the body sections … Continue reading Simply Red

Yes ma’am!

I’ve finished the western shirt, or ‘Frontier Shirt’ as the Folkwear pattern labels it.  It’s all in Tia Knight stretch cotton poplin, same fabric for the contrast piping leftover from the wife’s shirt. It’s quite straight up and down, as am I so that’s OK.  The sleeves are good and long, I hate skimpy sleeves.  … Continue reading Yes ma’am!


Folkwear ‘5 Frontier Shirts’ pattern number 212.  Fabric:  white cotton stretch poplin with navy piping.  Fabrics from Tia Knight.  Woven fusible interfacing on collar, cuffs and front band.  All seams are flat felled. The pattern comes with two alternative fancy yokes; I chose the simpler of the two.  I omitted the breast pockets, there’s enough … Continue reading Yee-Haw!