2 Projects!

I finished cutting out the New Look dress pattern. I am making the view with the turtle neck.  The pattern calls for a 12 inch zipper. I don't normally do zippers with knits however this may be a little snug at the neckline and may be essential to getting the dress on and off.

I also decided to enter the plaid contest on Pattern Review.  Hopefully I will make the deadline.  To do so required me to finalize the pattern I wanted to use and I had several in mind.  I have been heavily influenced by this shirt on Soft Surroundings website.
Photo from Soft Surroundings posted on my Pinterest Top Board

My plaid fabric is a knit and I cannot find a shirt pattern for knit that looks similar.  I do have an OOP McCall's pattern that is a shirt pattern with a back yoke and I could modify the back piece to have a gathered back bodice.

However since time is an issue for me, I decided to go a different route but use the plaid and a floral fabric I bought with this inspiration in mind.  I am making a pattern I made previously that fits great and I get lots of compliments when wearing because of the style as well as the fabric color.


The plaid fabric is from Girl Charlie and it is a yellow and blue plaid.  I thought I had taken photos of it previously.  I am not finding it in my Fabric 2017 purchase as I bought it a couple of months ago.  I normally take photos of new fabric soon after purchasing.  I will post something later.  The floral print contains the same yellow and blue colors.

I have cut out the front piece for this pattern trying to carefully align the plaid for the front.  I don't normally sew plaid and have not been a fan of plaid.  Yet everywhere I shop and see online is a lot of plaid. So it has grown on me.  I will have to work on matching the sleeves; another reason I don't sew plaid as it takes some maneuvering to align.

Updates later.

Comments

  1. I've saved that shirt pattern too! I liked the play of plaid against floral and since I'm in love with shirts right now, I'm saving just about everything that intrigues me. I will be interested in seeing your version!

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    1. I read your post and saw your shirting fabrics. Look forward to seeing your garments.

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  2. I've "almost" purchased that SS top several times!

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  3. Love your soft surroundings inspiration.

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    1. Thanks, I really like that shirt and almost purchased it several times.

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  4. Very lovely shirt pattern! I love your pattern choice.

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    1. Thank you! Finally starting to sew this project

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