It's become a bit of a tradition for me to make a garment for the fall holiday season. Sometimes it's for Halloween, but this year it's definitely Dia De Los Muertos. I bought the fabric at Nob Hill Fabrics here in town, and it features Mexican Loteria figures as skeletons.
Because the print is a grid, I wanted to use a pattern that I was already familiar with. Sewing Workshop to the rescue! I've made the Zen Shirt twice before. It's the one on the left in the picture below. The design doesn't have a lot of pieces to match up and has fairly straight lines.
I cut out the main pattern pieces and purchased notions this weekend, so I'm ready to go. I've reviewed the instructions, and while Sewing Workshop always features interesting techniques, I want this to be an easy sew. Instead of the French seams featured in the instructions (which are lovely), I'll be sewing a regular seam with a serged finish. I'm also considering a different collar vs. the double collar featured on the pattern since it's distinctive, and I've already made two like that already. Perhaps a band or a mandarin style this time around. Stay tuned to see what I come up with.