A few progress shots of the Summer Blouse (Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross) I’m working on….
Here we see the placket pinned and center seams sewn – about to *gasp* cut down the middle!
And here’s the result – a neat little placket! *satisfied sigh*
All in all, things have gone smoothly so far. After reading about a number of other bloggers’ experiences (for example over here, here and here), I started out by lengthening the body as much as my amount of fabric would allow. I had enough of this lovely Liberty cotton lawn to lengthen by about 1.5 inches. I’m hoping that will be enough. 🙂 I also made an alteration to the neck, as many folks have had trouble there. After stitching the shoulder seams, I tried the shirt on (prior to creating the placket). I, too, found the neckline WAY high! Not the bateaux-like neck as advertised in the book. 🙂 So, snip snip! I took off about an inch all the way around.
After the placket, I attached the bias tape I made and am now about to make the button loop and finish binding the neckline…
More to come!