From a sewing book… I had planned to pattern cut a shirt for husband. Ahem – moving swiftly on! So this is from a magazine, still technically a book, right?? I used style 114 from Burda 10/2013.
Belle fell in love with the shirt in the photo in the magazine pretty much straight away, so I knew I’d have to make a plan. Tracing the pattern off those hideous sheets was not as bad this time. I guess the colour it was laid out in was easier to see than the last one I did!
This fabric is a polyester chiffon I found on a shopping trip to the Fancy Silk Store in Birmingham at the end of October while I was waiting for my car to have its service. At £6/m I bought 2.5m because I couldn’t remember how much it needed. I don’t have much leftover.
I used French seams throughout as this is a fairly transparent fabric. The hidden button closure was pretty easy to do, the trickiest thing was the floaty fabric. So I just took it slow. I used a grey silk organza for all the areas I’d normally interface – the collar & stand, the cuffs & the buttonstand – although I didn’t use the organza down the whole buttonstand, only to support the buttonholes. I also reinforced the back pleat with two folded strips of the organza.
The shirt is very much oversized! I made the smallest size, & you can see from the photos how long the back hem is! Thankfully the fabric is really light and floaty, so Belle can tuck it into her jeans without having a Jaylo bum! 😀
She also wants the bow neck blouse from Burda 08/2013, #108. We’ll see if I have time to squeeze that one into this month!