Here’s the 50′s housewife shirt I’m working on. It’s a part of my Summer wardrobe.
I used the pattern as a “blueprint” to alter my basic block. Fingers crossed it fits properly. I like shoulder pleats but have struggled to create them well on self-drafted garments in the past.
I think this shirt needs sleeves to be work appropriate, something about a sleeveless shirt is so casual. I made a double layer yoke, and decided to use the back neck facing included in the pattern- cut from a contrasting fabric from the same range. I might go ahead and embroider my initials or a small motif on the facing before I stitch it down.
Tulip sleeves struck me as just the thing, I didn’t want plain sleeves but also didn’t feel like messing around with experimental sleeve drafting. I like tulip sleeves, but have yet to use them on a garment in my “regular rotation.”
I cut them out tonight, they’ll go on soon. Front over back or back over front?
I liked the red and pink micro-houndstooth so much, I decided to get some pink and cream. It reads as a solid unless you’re quite close to the fabric.
Unfortunately, the blue seersucker in my original wardrobe plan didn’t wash well. It came out of the wash the texture of toilet paper (admittedly, the nice kind of toilet paper) and nothing I try will revive the texture. Not steam, not cold water, or hot, or a dryer on high, or a clothesline. Ideas? At any rate, I don’t want to use the fabric as-is, so I’ll sub in the pink.