You could call it sewing …

… but it wasn’t.

Gingham shirt – placket detail

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

Gingham shirt front

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.

Gingham shirt – back

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?

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4 thoughts on “You could call it sewing …

  1. this has come a long way! I did not recognize it! The back is much better and the collar! Really like it! even symmetrical pockets! you got it all with this shirt! :D

  2. That looks great! I love the bias pockets. Nice job!

    Can’t wait for your Tova…I bought that pattern because of you so you need to make another to show me the way ;-)

    • Thank you!
      Oh, I have no doubt you’ll love the Tova – haven’t seen a single unfavorable review yet.
      I’ll try to hurry anyways, as I’m keen to see your version!!

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