Type of item: Clothing
Style: Traditional, Classic
Lightweight crepe (again, from an inherited stash). Haven't determined fabric content. It did go through the washer and dryer quite well.
What was your inspiration?
My daughter requested this pattern made in a teal/turqoise satin with a lace panel around the middle. This is the muslin for that project. I thought I would make it out of stash material so that I could wear it if it worked out well (which it did).
What are you most proud of?
The collar worked really well. As with another project, using a hemostat to turn the collar points makes quick, easy work of a collar. Also, I used silk organza to interface the collar, collar band and cuffs since the crepe was so lightweight. Next time I might double the organza or use regular interfacing in the collar band, but stick with the organza for the collar itself and the cuffs. Using organza helped to preserve the integrity of the crepe.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Be willing to make adjustments. I will probably go down a size next time I make this. It was just a tiny bit too big across the shoulders. If necessary, I'll do a FBA. Also, for this view (C), I may add 2 long darts in the back to take up some of the fullness. Great pattern. Went together easily. Anxious to try some of the other views, especially those with princess seams. Also, as wide as the cuff is, 2 buttons might work better at holding things in place than just the one.
I have gone back and added darts in the front and back. As happy as I was with this before, I'm even more pleased with the fit.