When dreaming up our Pearl pattern, we knew we were creating something that could be a building block style pattern with the ability to morph and shift depending on the alterations applied to the pattern. The henley and scalloped yoke variations included in the original pattern are just two of endless versions of the Pearl you could sew.
I love the simple shape and neckline of version C and wanted to make a top with that neckline and cuffed sleeves. I also like to use a facing for a neckline finish sometimes instead of bias so I thought this would be a good project to share how to draft a facing.
Here are the steps of how to make this Pearl hack, which is Michelle's new favorite shirt. The Cotton + Steel fabric we used is a quilting cotton, from the new collection S.S. Bluebird and feels soft and cozy.
Green Bee Pearl Pattern, c-thru ruler, mechanical pencil, pins, scissors, pattern tracing paper (we like to use swedish tracing paper around our studio), all purpose thread, fabric for shirt - you can estimate about 1/2yd - 2/3yd less fabric for the shirt version vs. the dress version listed on the pattern, optional interfacing for neckline facing.
1. Trace off the pattern pieces- front, back , and sleeve. As you follow this tutorial you may wish to label each pattern piece with all pertinent pattern information.