Dec 17, 2012
I still have another day's work on this, readers, but I am liking this version of my Pendleton plaid shirt so much better.
As you can see, I've eliminated all those bias cut details from the first version: the button placket, the Western-style yokes, the cuffs, and the pockets. This pattern is loud enough -- you do not need to see it on the diagonal, at least not in front.
Here's the left front button placket:
When I look at old photos of the first version, I get motion sickness.
I am hoping to finish this tomorrow since I just have another cuff, collar, buttonholes, and hem to complete. But hey, it's no rush: I've waited three years to do this! As you can see below, I had a lot of extra fabric left, and I'm glad I kept it all this time. I ended up cutting new fronts, but re-using the old sleeves and back. (The old fronts became the cuffs; I feel very thrifty.)
I also salvaged all the vintage buttons of course, which I'll reuse on this new version.
Friends, that's all for today. I hope your sewing -- holiday-related or otherwise -- is going well.
See you on the morrow!