Vogue 1204 Issey Miyake shirt.
In a vague attempt to sew with a plan I purchased some poly satin to match in with a woven I have plans for. The colours of the woven are duck egg blue and taupe. The woven hasn’t shifted from the stash box but the satin has at least been made into this shirt. It’s shiny on one side and matt and snubby on the other. The grand plan was to make the top from Vogue 1324 Donna Karan (on the right) but the satin has too stiff a hand for the drapes and pleats needed for the top so I had to opt for another design. The skirt will be made in the woven. See, one garment into my SWAP and I’ve made changes already!
In this particular case I did actually read the Pattern reviews BEFORE I made this, usually I read them after I’ve made things! The main area to watch out for is the stand up collar. The pattern is rated advanced but I think ‘awkward’ would be a better description.
Result is a smooth collar insertion without tears.
I flipped the fabric over for collar and cuffs so the shiny side was used. I also used the shiny side for the covered button at the front – The only visible fastening.
The pin tucks are easy to make, especially on a fabric that presses so well. I liked them so much that I added two more on the back. The pattern comes with one but I thought it looked a bit lost so made some friends for it.
I’ve got a miserable cold at the moment so really bad hair, and when your hair is as short as mine that saying something! no make-up and red raw nose. I’m cold and hot at the same time; I’ve a sore throat but don’t cough – just a wierdo type of cold – hence the hat to cover it all up. It’s been about 5 years since I’ve had a cold so I can’t complain but I am feeling terrible. I was lucky enough to manage the button holes today and at least it’s finished.
The shirt is a little fancier than I imagined – really quite dressy but I think it will work tucked into the skirt – if I ever manage to stick to the plan……..