I used Winter Storm Juno as an excuse to stay inside and get some sewing done. As a sewer, I really don’t mind being locked inside with fabric and a pattern :) I decided to take a break from my silk sewing adventures and dive into all the Simplicity patterns I bought recently. Second up: Simplicity 2255. (First up was Simplicity 1716, which will be blogged eventually). I made View A with the length of View B/C/D.
I used a lovely cotton shirting from Gorgeous Fabrics that is no longer on the website and I assume out of stock. It’s actually a border print. The main fabric is 1/4″ navy gingham and the red checked section was a ~ 4-5 inches wide border that only ran along one selvage. I had to cut very carefully to squeeze out all the pieces I wanted in the border section.
I added bias cut pockets…just don’t look too closely, they’re not even! I need to stop pointing out my mistakes to everyone I talk to, they’re really not that obvious unless you look closely (most of the time haha).
As with most projects, halfway through I thought it was going to look stupid. This one was screaming ‘Fourth of July’ in January to me. But I’m trying to not leave any UFO’s so I finished it. And of course, I’m really happy with it! Particularly the neckline, which should come as no surprise because some of my favorite RTW shirts have a slight v-neck + mandarin collar.
The fit is nice, particularly through the shoulders. It’s becoming more and more apparent that I need to make shoulder adjustments to achieve a more comfortable fit…it’s just so hard to make myself work on a sloper when I could be making something wearable! But I do realize the benefits would be endless and applicable to all future projects. Sigh. Someday.