Readers, do you remember how last summer I made myself a linen shirt with the pink linen pictured above?
It was a rather droopy, medium weight linen, and the shirt I made with it is one of my favorites -- especially because it requires only minimal ironing: I wear it somewhat wrinkly.
You may also recall that last week when I bought my cotton madras, I also bought a couple of yards of a very different sort of pink linen. This one is slightly sheer, and where last year's linen was droopy, this one has a much crisper hand. It's also very pale.
Today I started making a shirt with it, to wear with my madras shorts. I mixed sewing patterns, using my standard Butterick for the main body of the shirt, but adapting the sleeve from Vogue 8889, which has a higher sleeve cap, which results in a slightly more fitted sleeve.
I also widened my shoulder yoke an inch (and shortened the back accordingly).
I'm sewing this shirt on my Singer 15-91; the Bernina is taking a break.
Unlike with the madras shirt, this time I decided to make real flat-felled seams at the shoulders instead of fake ones. It's a bit more work to trim the seams and fold them over, but since the shirt is slightly sheer, you do see the seams.
I still have to add the collar stand and collar, buttonholes, etc., but it's coming along smoothly. I hope to finish it tomorrow.
In other news, our apartment has regained some semblance of order; this phase (the second of three) of our construction project is winding down.
And this week our CSA (short for "Community Supported Agriculture") has begun -- farm-fresh vegetables (and soon fruit) from now until Thanksgiving!
I hope your sewing is going well, friends, and don't forget the salads.
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!