|SAM1 - TSW Hibiscus|
First up was Vogue 1215, a Chado Ralph Rucci design. I started it in January, finished it as part of Pam Howard's shirt class in February. So it's really shirt number 2.
|SAM2 - V1215|
|SAM3 - V8746|
In the middle of making V1215, I made the Hibiscus from The Sewing Workshop (TSW). It was such fun to make and I love wearing it. The fabric is organic cotton, yarn dyed, so soft.
Next up was Vogue 8746, nearly a wadder. I was so focused on making the shoulders fit that I forgot to measure the sleeve girth. They were too tight - a first for me. I had to insert a bias gusset to keep that one out of the bin.
|SAM4 - TSW Icon Shirt|
|SAM5: CLD TBP|
After Vogue 8746, I made the Icon Shirt. I guess after so many neutrals, I just lost my perspective. This one is made of both navy and white stripes, and red and white stripes, both cotton sateen. Way, way out of my comfort zone.
|SAM7 - Vogue 8834|
|SAM6: TSW Zen|
SAM7 is Vogue 8834, a Katherine Tilton design. It was such fun to sew and I think I'll enjoy wearing it.
Oh, and then there are the shirts made for the grandboys - two from the same Ottobre pattern. I've got to find pix of those.
|SAM8 - CLD TMA|
|Artist In Motion Top|
|SAM10 - AIM|
SAM10 is yet another version of the Artist In Motion, this one even more simple. It is made from off white radiance - a blend of silk and cotton.
April 2016: just finished a small man's shirt for seven-year-old grandson. Such a fun make, using much help from Louise Cutting's The Blouse Perfected. The straight clean lines and little details that characterize a classic man's shirt are great fun to make. I messed up the plackets but I don't think it is noticeable. I love the print used for the cuff facing and the outer collar band. I also messed up the join at the hem of the front/back and so added a little square of it there. Just great fun. Details are here.