Feeling shirty- SWAP 2020

McCall’s 6436 shirt, black stretch cotton poplin, fancy ‘silver’ buttons.  Pretty much straight out of the packet, D cup front, no darts in back, and shortened a little.  I also reduced the cuff size as I have fairly skinny wrists!  I used the Folkwear Frontier shirt placket as usual. Very straightforward, despite the sewing machine … Continue reading Feeling shirty- SWAP 2020

A-Lister: SWAP 2020

So, I did my year’s review, went through all the blog posts of 2019…and finally remembered that it’s SWAP time. Sheesh. Here are this year’s rules: Your Perfect Vision – SWAP 2020 11 pieces, in two groups: 9 or 10 that may coordinate (be worn together) to form outfits 1 or 2 that MUST coordinate (be able to be … Continue reading A-Lister: SWAP 2020

Sewing Skulls

SWAP #5:  McCall’s 6436, size 16, D cup, skull print cotton chambray from Weaver Dee I took three inches off the length of this [after cutting it out and JUST Squeezing it out of the fabric.  Why do I never think about length before I start?  Ridiculous. Apart from that, no changes.  All went very … Continue reading Sewing Skulls

Another Juliet

StyleArc Juliet shirt, white-on-white striped stretch cotton fabric.  I wear the chambray Juliet shirt quite a lot, and still [to my surprise] like that waist tie feature.  It’s not normally what I’d go for over my fat middle, but somehow, this one works. I tried to make use of the stripes, cutting pieces this way … Continue reading Another Juliet

Than this of Juliet…

Style Arc Juliet.  Described on the site thus: “The tie front effect of this cleverly designed pattern provides an ultra flattering silhouette. The ¾ sleeve adds to this stylish shirt.” I used a soft, light blue/brown chambray from Barry’s warehouse.  I actually bought two lengths of this, on different occasions as it’s so nice [and … Continue reading Than this of Juliet…

Feeling shirty

Just made the missus another shirt, McCall’s 6076 again, but this time using the princess seams that finish at the shoulder.  It’s in the clock fabric we got from Barry’s a few weeks ago, metallic finish buttons from the rag market.   French seams throughout the body and sleeves, armscye bound with some khaki green … Continue reading Feeling shirty