It’s taken a crazy shirt to get my fingers flying across the keyboard and to get me to update my blog! It feels good to be back, I just need to make a brew now and have a look at my feed and see what you lovelies have been up to too!
So I spotted a new pattern from Liberty on Insta. It was a bit steep at £17 but it was love at first site and it was in my shopping basket before I knew it. I bought it direct from Liberty and was very restrained by not buying anything else!
Once I’d got going making it and posted on insta what I was up to, someone mentioned that the Liberty shirt is actually Vogue 9331. So I checked it out and sure enough it is. Not only is it the same as the Vogue pattern, it’s also cheaper. Especially if you buy it when it’s on sale. But the downside of buying the vogue pattern is that you have to choose which size range you want, whereas with the Liberty pattern all sizes are included. So if you’re not planning on sharing the pattern, or making it for anyone else in a different size range from yourself I’d buy the vogue pattern.
It took quite a few hours to make, so not something I’d decide to make in the day for a night out, but definitely worth the effort. I hoping my next one will be quicker. I’m fancying one in white and more classic looking. I have some gorgeous semi sheer crepe with a slight stretch which I think would look amazing!
So here it is……… my new favourite shirt, definitely one that stands out in a crowd!
I added piping below the yoke on the back but not the front, and used the burrito method for sewing the yoke. It doesn’t tell you to do it that way in the instructions, which I think is bonkers as it’s actually quicker as neater too.
A little tip when when attaching the collar – the collar is generally bigger the the top of the shirt with most shirt patterns. This was the case here. I made snips into the neck seam allowance to the stay stitching, and then the collar fitted perfectly! Hope that makes sense!
Also, just to mention, it doesn’t tell you to stay stitch the neckline until quite a way into the making of the shirt. But I always find it best to do any stay stitching before you start constructing any garment to ensure none of the pieces ended up being stretched out.
Just a few close ups…….
So there you go, my new snazzy shirt!
I’m loving the fashions at the moment – big sleeves and animal print! I think this trend will definitely be in my wardrobe this year!
Cheerio for now, I’m hoping I won’t be leaving it as long til I’m back showing you what I’ve been getting up to in my lady cave.