Added May 3, 2011
I love this shirt!! I fits me perfectly. I am really impressed on how it came out. I’ve had this chambray sitting here staring at me and didn’t know what to do with it exactly until this!! I would love to say this has a Stella McCartney-esque look to it. I changed up the pattern to make it my own version. I made a invisible button placket (first time, without a pattern) to give it more of a clean finished look and for the bottom I made it curved (part of the other pattern) and longer. The invisible placket took a little time to figure out. I tried to have it to where I didn’t need to stitch down the placket to the shirt but when you buttoned it it pulled and defeated the purpose. I contemplated between clear snaps or self fabric buttons. Kind of wish I went either smaller buttons or the snaps, but I used what I had. The top button is a large sparkley rhinestone button (which I love). The start of the placket I hand sewed a clear snap then the buttons start. I made the buttons to match. I overlocked all the seam edges. Next time I’m going to try better seam finishing. I had the perfect matching thread to go with it. The bottom was a little rough since there were convex and concave curves. I should have just made a facing, but I didn’t have enough fabric. I had some very careful clipping to do around the hip area and the rest was kind of slightly gathered. I think it turned out very clean. I did a 3/4" sa on the bottom should have maybe tried 1", lesson learned :) I stitched in the ditch on about every seam to keep them in the right place.
The frills really weren’t that rough to do. I did my stitch where I’m going to fold, iron the fold, then tiny zig-zag the edge, then trim with my applique scissors. A little tip on the shoulder frills: stitch your gather thread on your frill but don’t gather until you pin it down in the middle and ends of your shirt. It made it a lot easier to control and made more even frills.
I wore it in Vegas recently and it was perfect. The only thing is it was too cold to wear it with my pink and orange sequin skirt :(. I decided to wear it with by black skinny pants with leather knees, sparkley rhinestone bracelet, and my Chanel earings instead.
ps: don’t forget to add the SA. I did with this one only because I forgot on another project). Also this pattern comes with #122 3/4 sleeve blouse. I was confused at first. I think I might make that one too but in my own way :).
P.S. Which picture do you think looks the best?
Indigo chambray, denim colored thread, hand made fabric covered buttons, clear snap, rhinestone button, interfacing, needle, scissors: applique, dressmaker, embroidery.
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