See? I have been busy!! OK, this shirt makes up for the green one that I made and had to throw into a corner (for now) – I love everything about it. The pattern is M6512 and the only thing I didn’t enjoy about constructing this one is altering the pattern, but then that seems to be an issue with ALL my patterns because I don’t have a “standard” body. Realistically though, it’s also the reason why i LOVE sewing so much because I can alter patterns to fit me right!
When I look at the photo I think I should have added even more length to the body but that’s something I’ll do on the next one coz I am sure I’m going to make more of these. The pattern was easy to follow and had some amazing instructions on how to alter the bust (doing a full bust adjustment) and having the correct markings on the pattern itself to tell you where you need to cut the pattern, should you want to do an FBA. I think for people who would like to trial a few FBAs then this would be a great pattern to practice on coz it’s easy to put together and the instructions are very clear.
The fabric I chose is actually a lot darker than I had intended but the feel of the fabric was perfect – a light weight 100% cotton with a self embossed stripe. I picked it up in a half price fabric sale and the buttons actually cost more than the fabric! haha! Another thing I found really nice about the pattern is that the shoulder tabs are actually positioned to the front of the blouse… novel, in my books! :-)
And the sewing hasn’t stopped with the shirt! I have a girls night out tonight and am almost finished with a dress that I am making. I need to stop typing though so that I can finish it – I only have about 2 hours left to do this and I will blog about it soon! I hope you’re all well. I follow many of your blogs on my mobile phone but unfortunately I can’t seem to make comments from there so I wait until I am at a computer but by then I can’t remember what I wanted to say anymore!! LOL Either way, I love reading about what you’re doing and I get inspired by seeing pictures of what you’re all making!
Have a lovely Friday!!