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|Simplicity: 2339 (Misses' ) - Type:Tops |
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|Posted on:||3/12/13 10:52 PM |
|Last Updated:||3/12/13 10:53 PM|
|Pattern Size:||Regular Petite |
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|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
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|Available for sale on PR: $16.95 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Flannel [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|I am working on my first button shirt in 20 years. The first time I did this was a white shirt for my school uniform and under supervision of my sewing teacher. I chose flannel because the end result should be very casual and have a more relaxed fit, and (I hope) should be more forgiving of my rusty skills. Upon looking at the photos of the finished shirt I noticed upper back is a little loose but I can live with it. |
8-14, with petite sizing optional, I am making view A in 14 petite.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
For the most part, yes, although I found the instructions for the yoke assembly a bit confusing.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the fitting instructions, they are very thorough and clear. What I didn't like was having to machine-baste, fit and then undo the basting and stitching again. It was repetitive but, as annoying as it was, it is really worth it.
Cotton flannel, a $3/yard from Fabric Mart.
Now that I have seen the finished result, I will go for a white shirt in linen which will be great for summer.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I did not make the pocket flaps and I changed the sleeve button flaps as well. The ones in the pattern looked were too narrow so I drew a wider rectangle, folded it in half and then topstitched it.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and yes.
This shirt is a little challenging to beginners, but the end result is worth the effort. I'm looking forward to making more of these in dressier fabrics. I like the sleeve length on this view but I would like a classic shirt with long sleeves next.
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