On 9th of this month, I showed you my first ever sewing project with sleeves and a collar.
made following the pattern
Well, I was so pleased with how it turned out, I was raring to make a second one. For my second version, I went for the rounded shirt tails, on both front & back, but kept sleeves as 3/4 and the grandad style collar.
And just to make things a little different, I decided to use a white “piqué” cotton for the collar, front yokes and the button loopy bits.
Main fabric is a very fun feather print . . . hence the Indian name for this new version of the shirt: “Dances with hens” lol.
I really love it! It looks so different from the first version, because of the bright colours.
Just look how cleverly the feathers match up when sleeves are rolled!
Everything went ever so smoothly this time around. Collar went on first time. Sleeve insertion was still rather daunting, but I’d done it before, so I knew I could do it again. Overall, it really was a joy to make and I am already planning on making it a third time! I’m even toying with the idea of making the proper pointy collar of version B for my next attempt, despite having said that I don’t like pointy collars. Definitely won’t be adding a pocket or going for the full length sleeves though.