I made a shirt. It’s been a long time since I put together a shirt with the sleeve plackets and the cuffs and the buttonholes, so this was a nice project.
Pattern: Vogue 2396, which is OOP
Fabric: Ivory stretch cotton. This fabric is lovely to sew and wear!
Notes: I really like this shirt. I have to confess I don’t have shirts in my closet. I don’t know why, but I’m just not a shirt person. I have one sleeveless version that sewed up last summer. I didn’t wear it very much, but every time I did, I wondered why I didn’t wear it more. It was cool, comfortable and I felt good wearing it. Wearing this shirt to take pics made me wonder again, why aren’t there more shirts in my closet?
I love this pattern because of the wrap front. I just really like that look on my shape – I think it’s flattering. And maybe that’s why I don’t have a lot of shirts: I can never find any traditional RTW shirts that fit properly.
The ties on this shirt are loooooooong. In the pattern photo the shirt is tucked in à la Audrey Hepburn, but I just can’t pull that look off, not being shaped like a piece of celery and all, so I’ll be wearing it outside. But I can wrap the ties fully twice around my waist and then still have plenty to tie the bow. If I make this pattern up again, I’ll definitely shorten the ties.
There’s a lot of wearing ease in this pattern. I did not need to do an FBA, although I did do a tissue fit on myself just to see if one was required. I would need to do one if the fabric didn’t have the stretch, but it was refreshing to just cut out the darn pattern without altering it.
What about you? Do you have a lot of shirts in your closet? Do you like to wear shirts?