When I made my last Laurel, I also managed to squeeze a Wiksten Tova out of the length of fabric I had – 2m in all.
This was mostly sewed up a couple of weeks ago, but then the collar happened. I had left myself a message on the pattern piece, instructing a future self to “add 1.5 inches on ALL sides”. Sadly, tho, I didn’t heed my advice and did not add a single millimeter to that pattern piece. I also decided the best use of the tiny square of left overs would be to cut bias strips.
Well, I thought, maybe it’ll just magically fit. Like that ever worked 😀 Of course it didn’t. I ended up with a pleat at the back collar, which made the whole shirt very Bellringer of Notre-Dame, if you get my gist. And really nowhere near enough fabric left to cut a new collar.
This caused a two week delay in finishing this shirt. Eventually, I got over myself, hacked the collar off and just did a bias finish. I actually quiete like it 😀
The fitting issues in the back are now completely dealt with, and this will become a TNT pattern for the hot summer months here, I’m sure.
Nothing new to say about the pattern – it goes together easily and quickly. The only other change than a broad shoulder adjustment was to put some lightweight fusible interfacing in the placket, to help it stand up a bit.
In other news, the house I’m renting came with a few rose bushes in the back. My first action was to give them a good (or so I hope … ) pruning. They thanked me by starting to bloom mere weeks later:
My tomatoes are also doing reasonably well … the birds have ripped out most of the Black Cherry ones, and I have only one left (unless I’m confused about what the other ones are, which is utterly impossible highly likely.) They are growing like mad, tho, so I have high hopes for home-grown tomatoes in a few months from now.