One of my goals for 2009 was to make a great white shirt. I haven't tackled that yet, but I think I'm going to consider this shirt the first step in that process. This pattern was in the running for "the" shirt and I think I like how it turned out.
This fabric is from NY - Metro Textiles. It seems to be high quality, but was pretty lightweight and it wrinkles really easily. It also presses well and feels nice on.
The sleeve placket and cuff:
Bias-cut lower bodice: (resizing the pics makes the stripes all wonky)
I added a seam at the center back to make the chevron pattern balanced:
This shirt feels more like spring than fall to me, so I think I'll put it away and it will be a nice surprise after the long winter. Besides, I don't really have anything to wear with it now.
I'll be entering this in the fair in the "Ladies Blouse" category.
Next up: doll clothes (?)