Did you all miss me last week with no blog at all. Windows 10 got the better of me which uploaded itself behind my back. After trying and trying so hard to not let this get the better of me I had to give up. I was so frustrated and stress trying to resize the photos hence my heading ‘Shirted Off’ with Windows 10 not the shirt. So I had to wait for my saviour/guru/girl Friday Natalie (she is dictating this as i type) to save the day.
You cannot have to many of these classic shirts in your wardrobe and this pattern is a must have for any wardrobe. The pattern I used is Simplicity 1538 Misses Button Front Shirt an updated classic shirt with trim and fabric variations for inside yoke, contrast collar, cuff and cuff placket. The pattern instructs the ‘burrito roll’ approach to construct the yoke so that all seams are enclosed and very neat looking on the inside. I have found that Simplicity have detailed each step clearly and is easy to follow even for beginners through to advanced to further their sewing knowledge and skills.
I have used a typical quilting cotton for both shirts but my contrast has been with poly cotton gingham. I do have one cut out ready and waiting for me to get started and plans for many more shirts with different fabrics and trims. You will notice that on the pattern cover there is a version for a western style with a front yoke…….wouldn’t that look good in chambray with lots of contrast top stitching & metal buttons or maybe just a groovy plaid.
Anyway my advise is go for it as you can see I love this pattern and will be making heaps more.