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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Can you stand it? Another version of the Jane shirt and they keep getting louder

Remember the bright and white shirt I made about a week ago?

Well here is the night time version.

Apparently the neck is the first to go. Thank God the sense of humor is the last. Got a feeling I am going to need it, or if taste like this keeps up, everyone else is going to.
Definitely in the camp of things you make on vacation in Florida and unpack on a grey and wet day in Nova Scotia and say "what the hell?" to yourself.

Needless to say I love it. Here and there.

A few little things about this pattern that I forgot to mention in my first review:

1. Pay attention to the different seam allowances marked on the pattern pieces. 1/2" for structural seams and as little as 1/4" for things like the collar. This makes a difference.

2. If you do make the 3/4 sleeve version make sure you put in those slits, particularly if you pose with your arm bent in every picture.

3. The sleeves are a dream to put in and don't require any ease stitching even though they are set-in sleeves. Man do I enjoy that.

Hopefully those other patterns will arrive soon, if not who knows what iteration of this pattern you will be looking at next.


Linda said...

Perfect looking top for Florida!

Erika said...

Yeah, don't you love the way the local environment affects the way you dress? When I moved to North Carolina from urban California, my clothes got more feminine, more patterned, and more sleeveless.

That shirt is totally flattering, enjoy wearing it!


Karin said...

I love the shirt! It's totally Florida.
While I was there this Easter visiting my mom, I bought a white purse that seemed great in the Florida sunshine but looks a little out of place in the London rain. That's ok, I still love it, and I am biding my time. There will always be sunshine again, and I'll bring out my new purse for it!

velosewer said...

So that's what Florida is about? I'll remember that if we ever get there.
Will you be making a shiny evening camp shirt?

Psycho Sue- Sew Misunderstood said...

LOUD= AWESOME!!!!You look great!