I've fallen behind, readers. I haven't yet shown you photos from Susan's last fitting from last Friday, which went very well. I hope to share those with you later in the week.
Today, I want to show you another project I'm working on, a beautiful handkerchief-weight linen shirt in a blue, brown and cream plaid (up top and below). While gorgeous, this fabric is prone to shift so it's a little challenging to work with. Cutting it required a lot of concentration and lining up the vertical and horizontal lines on the right and left shirt fronts look longer than I expected.
The photo just below should give you a better sense of the weave, which is somewhat loose and prone to fraying.
Rather than use fusible interfacing, on the front plackets I'm using pre-shrunk cotton batiste I picked up on MPB Day. It's a great stabilizer and it doesn't mess with the fabric's texture or hand. I'm also using it to interface the outer yoke (which I cut on the bias, below), as well as for the inside yoke.
I am very excited about this shirt, though it's not for me but rather for a new client, the son-in-law of a neighbor of ours, who's visiting from California. I hope to show you a photo of him in the finished shirt by week's end.
I'm making this -- buttonholes included -- with my Singer 201, which I've been sewing with a lot lately for some reason.
And that's it! I have a lot to work on this week and hope to share most, if not all of it, with you.
Have a great day, everybody!
|This Sunday I wore my cotton shawl-neck sweater, pink linen shirt, and dark denim jeans.|