I bought a yard of a linen blend. I decided to use my Scout T pattern as the base and alter the pattern to be a V neck. I then drafted the collar pieces and a facing to finish the inner front.
I don't know what the back of the inspiration shirt looked like, but I wanted a little something back there, so I cut the back in 2 sections. The lower section, I widened on the fold by 1.5" (so 3" total) and then pleated it. Sorry for the lame shots, black just doesn't like to be photographed.
I used the scout sleeves, as my upper arms prefer coverage. I did not ease the sleeve cap, but instead created 2 small pleats to deal with the fullness.
I really like it. I think it looks great with my denim white skirt.
|NorthStyle version $39.99|
My version $7.99
Well I was wearing it when my husband and I went out to dinner. He looked at me and asked, "what is that sticking out of your shirt?" It was the lining! Poking out, up over the front collar band. Egads. Guess I can't live with it. Then I washed it and hung it up and forgot about it, until I pulled it out to wear again, and remembered. Durn. Going to have to fix that...
|This is the excess lining, due to inserting it backwards... |
the back neckline was higher than the front.
|I cut, just the lining, along the edge of the neck band, to release the excess.|
|I then cut the lining level with the neck band. |
I am holding the excess I cut off.
|I then folded it under and hand stitched it to the neck band.|
|This was the piece of excess lining I cut out.|