Jodie has sent me a progress report and an image of her first blouse. I love the pattern and wanted to share her comments:
Anyway on to my first white shirt plan. I've bought a really lovely white shirting - with a woven twill pin-stripe (about an eigth of an inch wide). It's very soft and feels beautiful I'll be making it into Simplicity 2614 (a Threads magazine collection pattern). I've made this before in a sleeveless version. It's a pullover style, mostly cut on the bias.
I'm making view c with sleeves and ties( - may change my mind on the ties or they may just be shorter). The entire back is cut on the bias - which I find doesn't fit me well (sway back). I'm going to cut a yoke line and have only the lower portion of the back be on the bias - which is similar to the front. I'm not a fan of gathered/puffed sleeves, so I'll be reducing the gathering at the top of the sleeve/shoulder and reducing/converting the bottom of the sleeve to a few pleats. That's the plan, anyway! I hope to get it cut out and any interfacing applied this weekend. -