Mixing fabrics has to be one of my favorite things about sewing. These fabrics were part of a Michael’s Fabrics mailer from not too long ago. They are a stripe and a plaid woven on the same scale from the same yarns. They set my mind whirring. This shirt is sort of similar to a Comme Des Garcons menswear shirt that I saw at the Dover Street Market in London maybe a year ago. I used a pattern from Burda 9/09, 105. If you look up the pattern, you will be struck by the lack of resemblance between my blouse and the one in the magazine, but it is the same general shape.
Sneaker embroidery on the inside of the collar stand. It would look better if I had made the sneaker grey or something and just made the laces red. I wonder if I will ever be able to put that knowledge to use in any way?
This illustrates the changes I made to the front pattern piece. The outline is the Burda piece with a small FBA. The curvy line is the new cutting line. The vertical lines are the stripes on the fabric, which I want to line up.
Here are the front and back pattern pieces after I cut them. I closed the dart in the front because I basically have a princess seam now. I took the yoke shaping in the back and put that shaping in the back princess seam.
My explanations are really bad, but you might be able to see some of my process from the photos.