The Great Vintage Shirt Project - Butterick 7022
I was able to finish the shirt this afternoon - all I had to do was make the buttonholes and attach the buttons. I would have finished it on Sunday, but I didn't get the buttons until later on Sunday when I went to Jo-ann's while my husband was at ensemble practice.
To back up a bit, I attached the bands and the collar before doing anything about the buttonholes. The front bands are attached like the armhole facings, with the right side of the facing to the wrong side of the front. The bands are then pressed to the right side and topstitched in place.
The pattern indicates that the hem should be finished with a bias strip which is turned to the inside and hand stitched in place.
I felt it was easier and just as nice looking to make a narrow hem at the bottom:
The pattern also calls for a small snap at the neckline to keep the front band in place when it is buttoned up all the way to the top.
I'm not sure that I'll wear the blouse this way - as is shown in all the versions on the front of the envelope, including the sleeveless version. For right now, I'm going to leave the snap off and if I decide that I need it, I'll add it later.
I really like this one, and I hope to wear it soon. The weather has turned a bit cold here, so I wore a long-sleeved blouse and pullover sweater with a longer skirt today to teach and they're predicting a hard freeze tonight. I don't think I'll be wearing this blouse until maybe next week. When I do, I'll get a picture!
Today was my last day of substitute teaching for a while, so tomorrow I'll be home to do some alterations and start on my next project. I'm not sure what that will be just yet. My daughter wanted something coordinating for Thursday's flute and piano recital, but I'm not sure if I can pull that off. I will be playing the piano accompaniment for her flute solo.
Parting Shot: Chase. Wellie likes to chase his red fabric. My son made a long rope of strips of red fleece and drags it through the house with Wellie chasing it. Even without front claws, Wellie manages to catch the red fabric and pin it down.