So I have been mentally preparing myself for attempting to sew my summer/fall wardrobe. Hopefully my plans will come to fruition but so far when I plan things out I tend to well, ditch halfway.
This will be my first official planning post as pertains to wardrobe.
So I have planned approximately seven shirts. I have had really good success with two retro patterns which seem to flatter my figure and am chancing it with the final seventh.
The first three are variations on the pattern Simplicity 1692.
The first is a large rose print with rose buttons, fully lined in pale pink cotton, version D.
Simplicity 1692 Front View
When I first saw this fabric, I knew I had to have an article of clothing out of it. I mean, Hey! The huge cabbage roses are gorgeous, and the print is so lively but at the same time, soft and feminine. I decided to line it, I forget why, it probably would've handled being unlined.
Simplicity 1692 Back View
Mayhap the facing was too much for me? I dunno. Anyway, I cut out a 20 hoping for a 16 1/2 to 18 size but it came out a bit small. Instead of scrapping it I unpicked two of the pleaty-dart things in the front.
Unpicked innermost tucks
Left me with a bit of blue marking but it fits! These are absolutely lovely pink roses at the shoulder.
Im working through two more shirts of this type can be found here:: http://pleasantlymalformed.blogspot.com/2014/04/new-shirts.html