In other words, dressing pretty isn't that much of an option. My work "uniform" includes one of my three pair of pants in black, grey and tan. I have sweaters and cardigans that I wear most days. So part of my excitement to learn to sew was to make blouses and shirts that I could wear. This way I could branch out while still being comfortable and ready for anything at work.
Simplicity 2594 has been cut already in view C...but in a charmeuse. Oy vey! I'm going to save that for a day when I'm fresh and ready to sew. I had a hard time with the fabric and couldn't get the freezer paper to help.
I bought this gingham fabric on my last trip to SR Harris and I thought that, with it being 60" fabric that I could easily make a shirt with 1 1/4 yard. I couldn't find anything in my stash that worked besides view B of this pattern.
I. LOVE. THIS.
The yoke instructions were confusing. But there are a ton of pattern reviews on it and of course, some helpful hints. I'll use them next time. I winged it and it worked out fine. The shoulder pleat detail is really cute.
I was DETERMINED to wear this shirt today as I saw it coming together last night :)
My goofy kid in the background
The back. You can't even tell that I did something weird to the yoke. It looks fine.
A close up of the fabric. I think the pics make it hard to see that it's a lovely little gingham.
8-14. I cut view B in a 14
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes except for the yoke
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love this top. If you're tall, you'll probably need to lengthen it
a woven that I assume is a cotton or poly blend
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I had to wing the yoke. And it was a little too boxy so I took in the side seams a bit more. Also, I used heat n bond strips on the sleeves then top stitched.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and yes!
Super cute. I finished it this morning and am wearing it today!