I love this combination and here are some photos of parts of the shirt:
Collar and stand. I used quilting cotton for the facing of these. The dots are raised and I felt using self-fabric would be too thick in these areas. I am quite pleased with my decision. A note about this collar, it is the best laying collar I have made. Much of this is due to the under collar cut on the bias with a seam down the middle.
Cuff, love the detail.
A few days ago, I put a picture of the pocket on Instagram. I was deciding about running the polka dots horizontal or vertical - the comments were for vertical with piping or bias binding. I had both in my stash and decided on the piping.
I lined the pocket with quilting cotton. Nice way to finish the top edge and it kept the dots from showing through on the pocket.
Here is an inside view of the collar band and the yoke.
I am so pleased with this pattern but there are few things I will do differently:
- Make a smaller size, at least one size in the shoulders and bust and 2 sizes in the waist and hips. I took this in so much in the waist and hips.
- Also, I would go down in the sleeves and cuff. My cuffs are so loose, I might add another button but would loose the nice detail on the cuff edge
- I added 1" to the sleeves and body. I cut that off on the body but was too late on the sleeves. They are plenty long. I will eliminate this next time.
Suggestions for this fabric:
- Use another fabric for facings
- A walking foot would help with the texture of the fabric. I do not have a walking foot but part of me thinks my feed dogs are not working properly. The fabric isn't feeding the best. Might be time for a new machine? I have been using this one for 15+ years and I know I have many hours of use in it. I would love a new machine - we will have to see.
Look for the complete blouse with a pair of chinos from rose denim on April 24th on the Mood Sewing Network.