An unassuming shirt can be turned into any look you want. So I chose McCalls 6898 that the lovely Lynelle bought for me on her trip to Sydney this year. I couldn’t let this pattern sit there for too long and gather dust.
From the line drawing, I liked the waist shaping.
And I fell for this floral print to get me into Spring. It’s very English to me.
|Cotton print from Minerva Crafts|
The reds and blues are on a cream background. The fabric is a lovely shirt-weight and irons nicely. You should see how nicely the french seams look too.
|Pleats not gathers|
There are gathers on the lower shirt pieces and on the sleeves. I opted for pleats.
|Shortened lower pieces|
Sometimes I simply take off the length at the hem. This time I decided to take off the length at the hip level because I wanted to keep the shaping. So the length came off just under the notch point.
|Shortening the sleeve|
Again, I took the length off under the 3/4 sleeve hem to keep the shaping at the cuff.
This actual shirt – you’ll see it later this week.
I just picked this one up and was also thinking pleats!! I can't wait to see it finished. The fabric is beautiful!
Looking forward to seeing that shirt finished. Love that fabric.
This is going to look lovely when finished, such a great pattern, and beautiful fabric … J
I love the cinched in waist. The silhouette will be very flattering and the fabric is pretty. It will be a beautiful blouse.
The pleats are easy to do. I only did one pleat for the lower blouse gathers.
I love wearing it too. Thanks Beajay.
I'm glad you have the same vision:)
I love the shape of this! Very pretty. It's very like the new Deer & Doe blouse (which is next in my queue.)