The last three days were beyond unseasonable here. Rain, clouds and frigid temperatures had me inside sewing.
Before my trip I cut the pieces for yet another Simplicity 4077 out of fabric Erin sent me ages ago so the worst part was over and I could sit down to sew!
Here is me pre-breakfast and brushed teeth, bleary-eyed and puffy. You’re welcome.
I made a whole lot of modifications this time around. I combined two views to get the sleeve and collar combination that I wanted. Then, I cut a v-neck which always suits me better.
I used red thread because I thought it would be a nice contrast with the blue.
I also ended up doing a contrasting red linen on the collar facing. We’ll pretend this isn’t because I ran out of my main fabric.
You can also see above that I added a little collar stand to make up for the extra neck width that the v-neck created.
I also didn’t interface anything after reading Melissa’s post here. I realized that many of the my garments with interfaced pieces often ended up crinkly and weird after a few washes. Plus it’s cheaper!
Also, I tacked down the button band facing with an invisicible hand stitch, which is strangely not prescribed in the pattern. Look at me paying attention to detail!
Here’s a close up of the perhaps juvenile plastic buttons I picked up on Etsy.
Featuring my worst buttonhole job. Whoops.
I really took my time with this and I’m pleased with the results!
Have a great weekend my friends. Tune in Monday for a very special Blossom Whistlepea on a special day!