I thought this shirt was a super cute pattern (I'm such a sucker for cap sleeves), and I had some silky fabric in my stash already, so I went for it.
It was a bit more difficult than I'd thought, what with the slippery fabric that pressing had no effect on whatsoever!! But I learned a lot of basic stuff, like the difference between easing and gathering, what stay stitching is and how important it is to cut out all the alignment notches. I also ended up bringing the side seams in a bit, it's quite empowering to stray from the pattern and still have it come out alright. And I must say, I'm quite proud of the finished neckline, that quarter inch binding caused me more than a few gray hairs, I honestly don't know how it came out so even!
I'd love to make this shirt again with fabric that isn't quite as shiny, and with a more subtle print. Or maybe a solid, I think the stitching and construction is interesting enough to hold it's own. But all in all, I'm not only happy with how it came out but ecstatic that I finished a project! That's one less "half-done" to feel guilty about not finishing, and totally gives me the confidence to start a new pattern!
Like one of these three amazing dresses:
|classy and sweet|
|edgy and cool|
|Macaron dress by Colette Patterns.|
Sample shown here was sewn by persephassa.
It's a tough choice, which do you think?