Purl Soho, they had it in two colours and I thought it would make a wonderful Simone shirt. But after cutting out all the pieces and sewing the front part (with the pleats) to the placket it looked horrible! The cotton is way too stiff for this kind of shirt, which needs some drape. Off course I forgot to take pictures, as I was rushing to get my seam ripper and took it apart again.
I just retraced the front piece so that it fitted around the placket and then sewed it together. Much better!
I inserted an invisible zipper and used the wrong side of the silk so that it is less shiny.
But now I had another little issue, since the cotton is quite stiff and since I also interfaced it (like the instructions tell you to) I don't like the way the placket falls. If it moves outwards you get this weird looking effect. I hope it won't be too obvious when I'm wearing it (though my grandma did notice it, but she has the professional-seamstress eye)
|The tab has the tendency to stick outwards..|
The bust is a bit tight and I can't get the neck to close like it's supposed too, so for my next Victory Patterns make (which I've already started working on) I cut out a size 6 instead of a 4. Let's see what happens then!
|Some weird gaping|
|I think I prefer to wear it tucked into something,|
what do you think?
Stashbusting count: 1.5/15 (just 0.5 for the silk)