I have hesitated to sew any garments for myself thus far, as I just wasn't sure what my body would do after giving birth to my little stinker. ;) I think I've kinda regulated, though, and I desperately need some good warm weather, nursing friendly shirts. So I bought this lovely cotton from fabric.com, grabbed this classic button-up shirt pattern fro my stash, and dug in!
My sewing machine is still down, so I decided to just stitch this up by hand. I got a lot done this afternoon!
The pattern: Simplicity 4405 from 1942, version 2 (short sleeved).
My pieces, all cut and piled on the chair. :)
Collar--the underside, with the interfacing stitched in.
Gathers at the shoulder seams!
I top-stitched two lines of running stitch on top of the shoulder seam. :)
Baby E was awesome and hung out in her swing while I sewed. Such a good girl!
The day's accomplishments:
Collar finished (but not attached yet), shoulder seams finished, facing hem pressed and stitched.
Next I'll do the side seams (french), attach the sleeves, attach the collar, make buttonholes, apply buttons, and finally hem!
Isn't this fabric just lovely???
Have a beautiful weekend!
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