Added Nov 29, 2009
I thought I’d sew something quick and easy. This looks quite simple, doesn’t it? Well… it was easy enough, but there are eight darts around the waist (that takes TIME, at least for me), and the necktie and cuffs took some figuring out (although this was one of the apparently rare vintage patterns with good, illustrated instructions).
I was very surprised to realise that the pattern was for a bust-size 1.5 inches smaller than mine, I must have a very strange figure since everything made for my bust measurement ends up too big (esp. since I’m only a B-cup…).
Well, I’m glad that I had forgotten it should have been too small when I cut the material, otherwise it would have been a lot more work with grading it up and then downsizing it!
Also blogged at Ancien-Nouveau
Cotton, very cheap remnant (skr 25/m, about 2.50 euro’s), but very good quality so I returned to the shop and got the lot, I now have 10m’s of blue cotton…!
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8 patterns, a web seminar, and technique videos for sewing menswear.
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Say goodbye to skipped stitches and damaged seams!
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