I am now the owner of three ruffly shirts! Altogether I've made 12 shirts in my lifetime, but this is only the third shirt I've made that is meant to fit me and is actually good enough to wear.
The first of these 3 shirts is getting really worn out.my line, which meant I had to piece the sleeves.
|You can't see it in the pictures, but it's actually 2 slightly different cottons.|
I couldn't get enough for 6 shirts in the exact same fabric.
|The ruffles are cut on the selvedge.|
I overlapped and basted them together in the middle so the slit wouldn't be any wider than necessary.
thread buttons. I've gotten pretty good at making them!
|A partly formed button on a little bone awl.|
|I have to use pliers to sew the little X's on the backs.|
|Buttons of various colours, intended for linen shirts of various colours.|
|The finished cuff with three buttons. Two wasn't enough because they are very tiny buttons.|
|The collar. Too bad the buttons aren't as white as the fabric.|
|It turns out you can even put little hem gussets on by machine without too much fuss.|
|It's a rather long shirt. Were it not tucked into my pants it would cover my butt quite adequately.|
|A view of the piecing seam on the sleeve.|
|My claws were in a terrible state over the winter|
but the weather has warmed up and they're recovering nicely.
For someone who does so much sewing I've got a pretty pathetic wardrobe.