Pam started my fascination with classic men's shirting details in feminine tops. Although I have to miss her local class, I decided to participate in spirit! I bought these 3 pieces at Gail K.
|Brown: cotton sateen|
Cream: Pima cotton
Gray: cotton shirting
It takes a bit of time to cut it out because so many of the pattern pieces are cut singly. Here are the only ones I could cut on doubled fabric:
The sleeve has some interest with the inset at the hem. That oddly shaped piece fits into the corner cut out. The pattern includes a collar and collar stand, signatures of classic shirting. But I decided to make the collar stand wider, and omitted the collar. That's a look that I find comfortable and flattering.
There are definitely some tricky parts and so I was glad to have my first version of it handy:
I did cut out the gray one backwards so it mirrors my first one. Here is the most tricky part, IMO:
|after (on the inside)|
I found it helpful to hem the bottom before top-stitching the overlay. Speaking of the overlay, here is how it looks before the top-stitching. It creates a slight peplum all around the bottom:
|after. (I love the little pocket.)|
All in all this was a fun make. I've intended to get back to it ever since I finished the first one. This one is so plain that, of course, I added sashiko.
|The buttons also came from Gail K. They have such great selection.|