Friends, I am happy to report that I finished my cotton voile shirt over the weekend.
As you can see above (and below), the fabric is delicate and slightly sheer. It wasn't hard to work with, but I handled it very gently and used a fresh new needle in my Singer 201.
Here are some close-ups:
The completed collar, before attaching.
The collar, now attached.
Inside collar stand.
Flat-felled seams on the side panels.
Hidden button placket.
Me modeling the shirt. The fit is good though I might have done a small sloping shoulder adjustment. I like it a lot and I look forward to wearing it when the weather warms up.
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!