|Fold and refold, and cut the sleeve out twice|
on two different pices of fabric
(Yes, I remembered to cut out one left and one right!)
to squeeze out a front, back and two sleeves from
1 1/2 meters. Luckily it's a wider fabric
Somehow I did something funny with my back pattern piece from B5526, but I managed to recreate it ...using muslin, pattern tissue, a lot of comparing to my No. 1 Lady's Detective Shirt
|My fantasy version of |
my Duct Tape Dummy
Yes, I do wish I hadn't been so casual when it came to storing away or properly marking that original pattern piece!
After refitting B5526 I cut out most of two shirts using a lilac Robert Kaufman gingham for one and a green print LIberty Tana Lawn for the other. For both I used half meters (19.5 inches) of specialty Liberty Tana Lawn fabric for the cuffs and front facing. I had to do a lot of fooling around to squeeeeezzze the front, back and sleeve out of the 1 and 1/2 meters (a little over a yard and a half) of green Tana Lawn I got the first time I visited this wonderful London store. I've normally been counting on having about 3 yards when I cut out these shirts.
I'd been holding onto the Liberty fabrics since my previous trip to London's wonderful Liberty (* See my blog and podcast links below for more on this London trip and the fabric I bought there at Liberty), but since I got two full shirt lengths on my more recent trip, it was time to use up these originals.
|I love this classic William Morris Strawberry Thief print|
As a matter of fact, one of the new shirt lengths
from my more recent Liberty trip, is
the green version of Strawberry Thief
I talk about this in the podcast (*link below)
Feeling confident I've got a shirt pattern like B5526 working so well, helps keep me enchanted by sewing!
* Have you gotten a chance to see my post - Lovin' London's Liberty and listen to the June "Enchanted By Sewing" podcast show, Laurel Loves London)?