The big job today was making a collar for my shirt.
I wasn't sure how to place the pattern.
I cut and, with pins, tested four different versions (including the solid version up top):
I ended up choosing the last one: it's dotted consistently throughout (much like the front button placket); it doesn't darken or lighten horizontally. It was actually cut on the grain, while the rest of the shirt was cut on the crossgrain.
Remember, my original fabric -- I'd bought two complete panels -- looked like this:
I decided to make my inside collar stand dark to add contrast.
I used real mother of pearl buttons, whose color varies from oyster to dark gray. These work perfectly with the fabric.
And now -- drum roll, please -- the completed shirt! (click on pics to enlarge)
I'll take some photos at tonight's party at Elliot Berman Textiles so you can see me wearing the shirt. I still have a few hours to go but I need them: I'm pooped. My cold has passed, however, so even though I'm weary, I no longer feel sick.
Miracle sewing cure? It's possible.
Have a great day, everybody!
|I call this shirt, "big city mud splash."|