Her patterns are such fun if you love reading accurate and thorough instructions along with appropriate and clear illustrations. Is there anything better?
I used to think so. I used to think that instructions were superfluous. No more. I'm a convert and like all converts, I can easily preach on the subject.
But I won't today.
So what do I love about this pattern?
- Interesting double collar with equally interesting and almost foolproof instructions
- Hem longer in back
- CLD signature sleeve insertion
- CLD signature hidden placket - also nearly foolproof
- Hidden pocket
- Styling that I feel good wearing
I used fabric that was gifted by a good friend when she purged her stash recently. She donated it to the guild via me. Wink.
The fabric was a sarong, mostly cotton. It seemed cotton when I burned it, but I think I failed to burn a representative piece of it. It may contain a bit of something else - wool? rayon? In any case it was easy to sew and easy to press. Nothing melted.
I also used some remnants from other shirting cottons of the same weight - tiny navy blue check and a blue striped shirting. I also added some quasi-cuffs.
Now that it's nearly complete, I getting a table cloth vibe. Perish the thought. I had such a great time constructing it. And I'm going to wear it.
|still need buttons|
|bias strip at shoulder seam*|
Just realized that this is SAM7. Am I really that far behind???
*some matching issues due to size of sari and repeat in pattern.