Geodesic shirt

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When I first saw the pattern for the Geodesic shirt from Blueprints for Sewing I immediately fell in love. To make the shirt I used a Tencel fabric from Spotlight. Although it is suggested to use a knit fabric with at least 20% stretch it also worked very well with a non-stretch fabric. Instead of making this a long sleeve shirt I just shortened the sleeves, rolled the hems up and secured them with a couple of stitches by hand. However, because the overlocked seams didn't look very nice I used some binding to hide them (see below).

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The shirt was fairly straight forward to sew and the instructions were good. I love the boxy and loose fitting shape of the shirt - perfect for the Tropics-. Another tip is to make sure you carefully cut each pattern piece without moving the fabric. Precisely cut pattern pieces make it a lot easier to sew the shirt together (especially the middle section with the triangles and raglan sleeves). I look forward to making some more of these in the future.

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