My bike greeted me with a flat tyre when I came out of the office so I found myself sitting waiting for a bus with no knitting, no book & no music; no entertainment. Time to write one of the many over due blog posts so!!!
One of the things I enjoy most about creating my own clothes is that I can dream up an idea and then make it happen. If you’ve been here before you probably already know that I also love to draft my own patterns. Usually I spend so much time thinking about it and going through both the drafting and the construction in my head that I then run out of time and suddenly the event I planned on wearing my new clothes to is looming and I rush the toiling, changing things on the fly and foregoing nice finishes. This is something I want to change and this shirt is one of the first of my new leaf!
A few years ago Carolyn posted a triple collar sleeve/shoulderless shirt and the sleeve/shoulderlessness stayed with me. I’m a fan of exposed shoulders and like the juxtaposition of a halter type view from the front with a smart collar sitting on top! This shirt is the first of a few, I made a couple of toiles beforehand and this one is totally workable but the pattern hasn’t reached it’s final iteration yet.
For now though it serves me well. The shoulder action, breezy boxiness and preppy collar all add up to a happy Louise! Oh and I discovered that the wrong side of a lovely floral cotton I didn’t quite know what to do with makes a lovely subtle biasbinding which I used to finish the armholes and the curved hem.
Cheers to my sis for the use of her lil sewing machine while mine was in getting serviced and to my dad for the impromptu photography session! (Which, by the way, is also why you’re seeing my slightly rumpled and worn out & about for a day, impromptu doesn’t really allow for freshly ironed!)