And it is done! Well, you all know about my previous issues with trying to make this shirt. I learned many, many lessons. Also, I have to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who chimed in and offered advice and support during my first disastrous attempt.
On Friday night, I immediately went home and got back to work on this shirt. I fixed the gathers on the front of the sleeves and pretty much started from scratch for the sewing portion. And it worked out beautifully. I adore this top and actually wore it the next day to lunch and shopping. I received a compliment from the hostess on the shirt. I wanted to say Thank you. I made it. But, I just settled for Thank you 😉
I think I did alright with my underlining. It could have been neater but, I am pleased with it nonetheless. I have to re-do my slip stitches because I think I rushed the process during the finishing and they weren’t that neat. So, I am going to mend that at a later date.
Pattern – Butterick b5653
Version – Version D with Version C’s shorter bottom. No trim added.
Fabric – from Wal-Mart at $1.50 per yard
Size – XS
OAN: We start marking and cutting for the OAL2014 today! Why did I not know that pattern envelopes come in different sizes? I am such a newbie to this. So, I have the wrong size for my dress (size 14 – 20) and I need the Size 4. After work, I plan on making a trip to pick up the correct size pattern. Welp, that’s all I have to say about that.