I finally received this pattern and plan to start sewing the test-garment (the muslin) this weekend.
Since this will just be a test of the pattern, I will not use fine seam finishes for this first version of this shirt. After stitching, the seams will be pressed then serged and topstitched. My goal is to evaluate the cut and fit of this pattern. However, I will be using very nice fabric...this beautiful navy and dark red gingham cotton shirting bought from Gorgeous Fabrics.com
quite a while ago. Why high-quality fabric, but short-cut seam finishes? Well...it is just my preference to always work with nice fabric. After all, this fitting garment might very well may end up being what I call "weekend-wearable", if not for my "test-model" (otherwise known as my dear husband Roger), then for one of my friends. And anyway...I bought enough of this fabric for several shirts :)
So...stay tuned. Barring any emergencies, I will update you with my progress of important and/or tricky parts along the way, including any "surprises"...good or not-so-good !
Side note-- Thank you all for the get-well wishes via facebook for my Mother-in-Law...who was recently in an awful head-on collision auto accident and is still in the Trauma Intensive Care Unit
Labels: McCalls-Vogue-Butterick Patterns, Sewing Plans