Sari shirt

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I made this shirt from a vintage sari I bought on Etsy. It’s a nice way to get interesting fabric with pretty borders. You can’t see in these pictures because the hem folded up, but there’s a little border of dots running along the hem of this shirt.

The pattern is very simple: rectangles with a slight curve at the top for the neckline and armholes, with a lot of extra space between the strap points. Gather in this excess, then bind in the gathers with bias tape (make your own so it matches the fabric). Sew up the side seams. Bind the armholes with bias tape, starting at the side seams;  continue to stitch down the bias tape alone to form the straps; when the straps are long enough, start binding in the other side of the armhole, being careful not to twist the straps.

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