I love the slight swing of the shirt at the bottom. It’s just the right amount to be comfortable and cute, but not look overly exaggerated.
There are still some swayback issues to take care of…
This shirt is another winner. I continue to see many more plantains in my future!
Next up is a Grainline Scout in a silk/cotton voile from Fabricmart. This was not one of the JCrew fabrics…but is extremely similar and I wouldn’t be surprised if it is from JCrew but wasn’t advertised as such. The fit in a woven fabric isn’t as good as in my previous knit version (which I wear all the time, LOVE that shirt). I used french seams throughout (except for the sleeve attachment) and I really tried to focus on my pressing. I made sure to press each seam flat before pressing to either side. But as you can see, it still appears a little taut down the back where I added a seam.
The voile doesn’t fall close to the body so I don’t know if it was the optimal choice for this T. Since the shirt is relatively short, it flairs out a little too much for my liking, making me a appear a bit bigger in the middle than I’d prefer.
It’s hard to see the print from afar…it’s cute little gray fans throughout. If I sew Scout again I’ll have to put a little time into altering the pattern to get a better fit…or use a draper fabric.
Here’s a little clue as to what I’m currently sewing…
My first vintage pattern! I bought it specifically for the jacket, but am currently working on an adaptation of the blouse into a dress for Julia Bobbin’s Mad Men challenge…any guesses who my inspiration was??