I need some new spring dresses and I am still smitten with statement sleeves. This Simplicity pattern caught my attention!
Did I mention too that I love using hardware on my makes? I choose view D.
When I took these photos, we were in the midst of a blizzard and it was COLD outside. Those aren't good combinations for taking photos outdoors.
I used this fun shirting fabric from Fabric Mart. This is a Tori Richard shirting fabric in 100% cotton. If you can find this fabric, it is lovely to sew with.
This is an uneven plaid. It was fun playing with the placement. As you can see, I cut the front band on the bias as well as the lower half of the sleeves. I also cut the ties on the bias.
Too install the grommets, I folded the placket/yoke in half and used a leather punch (set on the appropriate sized setting) to punch the holes. That way, they were perfectly matched up on both sides. Can you tell I like precision?
I did work hard to make sure the center back and front seams were on a prominent part of the plaid. I chose the intersection of the blocks.
I found this pattern runs really large in the mid-section. I took it in a least 4 inches at the waist. Since that never happens, I've dubbed this a 'must-use-again' pattern.
Thanks for reading!