Saturday, October 11, 2014

Groovy 70s Shirt

This was supposed to be a pajama top, but after I began making it, I decided that indeed it would make a great shirt.  I used Simplicity 6436 from 1974.  It is interesting it is shown as a uni-sex pattern.  I think the belt would be a little over the top for me.  So, no belt.

I added two inches to the sleeves and body length.  Otherwise, besides the decorative stitching with my White 571, I followed the pattern instructions.  I serged the seams.   If I made this again, I would probably use flat-fell or french seams.  A quick project called for quick methods of assembly.  After all, this was supposed to be a pajama top.

White 571

Decorative Stitch Selections


Max likes my collar

I am glad I have a huge quantity of this fabric.   It is comfy and looks great.  This was a great thrift store find.

Now I am not sure if I will go back to pajama tops.  The crafting urge is hitting me.  Some appliqué, some embroidery, or whatever hits me.

Thanks for stopping.


  1. 1970's throwback, this collar looks like it could take on a life of its own! Fabulous topstitching!

    1. The old machines are great for decorative stitches. The collar is what made me like this so much. Thanks!

  2. I ordered this pattern off the internet a while back ago. I liked the casual style of it but the illustrations on the pattern envelope just didn't strike me as something I wanted to make right away. Now seeing what you've done with it It makes me want to give it a try. I like the top stitching. : )