I was in the mood for a bit more sewing time and said, “I don’t feel like fitting anything” .. which somehow ended up in a weekend of fitting a new buttondown. Don’t ask, I’m not sure how that happened either. Well. I am. I was cold and then I’ve been meaning to make “just a few tweaks” to my old buttondown shirt and one thing led to another and then….
Then I ended up in pillowcases again.
Some weird fitting things going on. I didn’t like the old fit through the shoulders, so narrowed those. And then I noticed I had a lot of extra fabric through the upper chest and upper back, and even a bit of extra length in the mid-back and by the time I took all of that out (which, as you can see, made a much more nicely fitting shirt) the shoulders had gotten way TOO narrow, so I had to unnarrow them.
Of course then I made ‘just a few” little tweaks to the sleeve, which of course I did not *check* before cutting into my fashion fabric, which is now a bit wonky, but it’s late and that’s tomorrow’s problem.
Of COURSE I’m insane enough to make my shirt in plaid. Uneven plaid. A princess seamed shirt in an uneven plaid. Maybe my next shirt should have realllllllllllllllly long sleeves? :p
But I’ve got a good bit of the sewing done, so with any luck it should be ready to in a few more hours’ sewing, and you can see it. LOVELY fabric, I’m enjoying my sew terribly.