the less than satisfactory - i didn't anticipate the shirt to be so fitted - at least through the armholes. i cut a size 4, and had to lengthen it by 2 inches. the pattern itself was too short for me even though i do not have a long torso. the only complaints against the pattern were the tightness of the armholes and the length.
construction wise, i used french seams on the shoulders and side seams. omg i love love love french seams! i used to be so intimidated by it but once i got used to sewing the wrong sides together first, it was so easy! (a big thank you to A Fashionable Stitch's seam finishing tutorials!) i HAND-STITCHED the bias tape together, which was the most time-consuming part of this shirt. (i used colette pattern's bias tape tutorial).
i'm wearing the shirt at work today!
close-up of the bindings:
and some love for french seams:
funny story about the fabric, which was on clearance @ hancock, 100% egyptian cotton. i hesitated on purchasing the fabric because it looked kind dowdy (it looks less dowdy on me, right??). i knew i wanted to make a top out of it, but wasn't sure how it would turn out. i asked the cutter lady if it looked like curtains. she responded enthusiastically, "yes it does!" my next question was "so...you think if i made a shirt out of it, that it would look like curtains?" she immediately backtracked and said "no no i don't think it would look like curtains!" hahaha! anything to make a sale!
so let's see:
fabric: 1$/yd (i only used a yard!)
thread: 100% polyester from stash. i still have lots of coats & clark threads left. bleh. $2.00
grand total: $3.00
ETA: EVERYONE SHOULD MAKE A SORBETTO! TRUST.
~another project finished before my vacation 2 weeks ago after the jump~
vogue 8495 pattern envelope. i made the flutter sleeve version.
mmmm natural light. i need better looking hangers:
close up of the sleeve:
fabric: $6.00 ($3.00/yd x 2, gauze, 100% cotton)
thread: $2.00 (polyester probably)
grand total: $11.99
my review of the pattern is here!