The “Wing” Shirt
Fabric: Black Premium Broadcloth $7.96
Pattern: 1950s Blouse Pattern – No99 Marcia $4.92
Notions: Vintage buttons $1.00
Time to complete: 4-5 hours – most of that time was taken drawing out the pattern
First worn: January 28, 2012
Wear again? Yes.
Total price: $13.88
So black isn’t exactly a “summer” color. But paired with shorts it’s definitely a summer look I’ll wear!
The pattern I used is a PDF pattern from seller EmbonpointVintage (whose also located in Australia, so it fits with this weeks theme as well :D)
The pattern takes quite a bit of time to trace out to your measurements and get right. You basically get a tiny little pattern and draw out your size with a special measuring tape. But once I figured it all out I’m very pleased with the outcome. It doesn’t come with any sewing instructions but it was mostly easy to put together. Though the sleeve cuffs I couldn’t figure out how to get like the pattern drawing. So they turned into little “wings” but I actually prefer them this way!
I can’t complain much about wearing shorts in January…it’s been around 60-70 degrees here in Atlanta lately!
Might as well get in some hooping practice while I’m out here!
I’m really pleased with this shirt and plan on making many different colors. Though I’ll probably use a drapey-er fabric next time. I’ll probably take it in a bit too since its a pretty blouse-y fit.
Also: Thank you for all the kind comments on my last post. I’m still not loving the dress but I’m not downright hating it anymore! :)