Is anyone else astonished about the way time is flying this year? Yes, I know I sound like I'm imitating a broken record. It's just that my first term of internship is already over, I'm starting my placement in Internal Medicine tomorrow, I'm turning a year older in only three weeks (a cause for celebration, but still, already??)... And the Summer Sparks Sew-along is half over already, too! With me having done next to nothing!
Well, almost nothing. I finally stopped procrastinating on Saturday, and got to drafting my pattern. It may be slightly silly that I'm drafting my own shirtdress pattern (from my Sorbetto bodice block) including a notched collar, when I've never even sewn a button-up blouse before, or anything with a collar, really. Oh well.
In any case, I decided to do my great-grandma inspired grey polka-dot shirtdress for the Sparkly Sewalong.
this video. And you know what? It provides the possibly easiest way ever to draft and sew a notched collar. Ever!! It also includes instructions for set-in sleeves and a welt pocket. I'll have to have a look at those. Soon. Ish.
So, I set up to sew a muslin. One that is hopefully going to be wearable. And apart from wee fitting issues at the back (I think the collar needs to have an added wedge of fabric, and I may need to add some back neckline darts), and some taking in at the side seams, and the fact that last time I bought interfacing, I must have got my numbers mixed up, because the one I have is very stiff - apart from that, I'm actually quite satisfied. Although in my imagination, the notches of the notched collar sit a bit lower. I have no idea how to accomplish that, though. Ideas?
Have a lovely week!