I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. Ours was quiet compared to the normal gatherings. My third blogoversary went by almost unnoticed. Well, I did a little of this and that: shopping, sewing, socializing, and cooking. Lately, I've been on a strict pattern and fabric diet (ha, ha, ha). Seriously, I'm becoming more selective when choosing patterns for myself. These days I'm paying close attention to not just the designs I like, but whether or not this will look good on me. Recently, I sewed some wadders that didn't look good on and/or off the body.
Last month I thought I'd abandon the S2633 waistcoat/shirt project, but I couldn't let it go. So this weekend I was back at it trying to make this a wearable, likable garment. Today I'm very pleased with the results of my third attempt to get it hanging in the closet. So here's a preview:
I'm almost done. Last night I made the buttonholes and checked some of the seams again. I now need to hem, complete the closures, and press it. (Note on fabric: It is a stretch woven with the look and texture of sateen.)
When I tried this on I thought, "This can't be right. The collar stand is showing." So I looked at the diagram again. And yep it's showing.
Understitching of the facing.
Finally, the sleeve. This is what made this pattern attractive to me.
Closing on a tasty note, here are a few shots of the kabobs I grilled for the holiday. Hmmm, Hmmm, Good...,