I made the same shirt that is on the model shown above. It's simple and cute, right? Oh, and it's supposed to be easy (more on that later). Well, this is what my shirt looks like...
The details are a little fuzzy because of the print, so here is a picture a little closer up.
What a hot mess! Actually, the inside of the garment looks cleaner than the outside! That is because the yoke lining is slipstitched down, and it gives it a nice touch. Take a look...
I am at least proud of myself for sticking it out and finishing the whole garment. I wanted to just throw it in the trash everytime I picked it up. But, I told myself I could at least learn what I needed to learn by finishing the shirt.
This shirt has a lot, and I do mean A LOT of gathering involved. Some of you may know that gathering is not my strong point, so I took my time and made sure the gathering was evenly spaced. For the bias tape application on the armholes, I used my same fabric and made the binding myself. This is the only part of the project I liked. I will definitely make my own binding for future projects. The last part of this shirt was slipstitching, which you do by hand. I didn't mind this part of construction, either, except that I had to adjust my last yoke lining piece because I cut it way too big. That came back to haunt me when I was sewing the lining down, and it was a touch too small! UGH!
Theoretically, this shirt should be easy. All of the skills I used a beginner can do. However, this shirt, while easy, is more time-consuming. So I would say it is good for an intermediate-advanced beginner. Trust me, it is way too frustrating for someone who is just learning to sew.
OK, I've stalled long enough.
Need I say more?
I don't think I will sew this again. I like what other people who have sewed this pattern came up with, but it is not for me, not a flattering style at all.
I'm not sure what I will be sewing next, but I HAVE to do something quick and easy to get me back on my game again. I hope everyone had a lovely labor day weekend, and I look forward to sewing with ease next time.
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