… but it wasn’t.
In fact, all I did this week was finally put some buttons on the second make of Simplicity 2447. These are not the buttons I thought I’d use – I chickened out, and got some press fasteners instead. To be fair, these had been my first choice, but it took me a while to find them online – in the end, I got them at Jaycotts, as I should have known I would :D
I think I like how it turned out, but now, looking closely, there’s still some weird wrinkling going on. The diagonal lines on the front don’t bother me, but the ones around the armscye might need closer investigation.
The most noticeable change I made was to the collar – I left off the collar, and just turned the collar band into a mandarin collar, which I like SO.MUCH.MORE.
There’s more wrinkle action going on in the back … not too bad, tho. Definitely wearable :) In fact, it’s on my back while I write this.
This has come a long way from the first, not-so-wearable muslin, and I’m happy with my new short-sleeve gingham shirt. Now all I need are a pair of snakeskin boots to go with it. Right?