This pattern is Butterick 4985, otherwise known as the pain-in-my-ass-shirt. Everything that could possibly go wrong, did, with this one. But I made it through - I'm still trying to decide if it was worth all the trouble. The other things I've made were much cuter, and took less time and work!
Foot attachments used:
- Overcast Stitch Foot
- Buttonhole Foot
Finishing techniques - all seams are either French seams or overcast stitch. Alterations to the pattern - narrow shoulders, wider waist. The fabric is 100% cotton, strawberries over yellow check, from Joann's. Strawberry buttons, also from Joann's.
Me, wearing. I've been watching a lot of "I Love Lucy" lately, and the puffed sleeves and strawberry print reminded me of the 50's. So I thought it would be fun to do a 50's looking pic. Don't worry, I didn't cut my bangs - they are faux bangs made of my own hair. Maybe I'll write a how-to blog on how to make them. :-)