[Moody Blues- a Brummie band, did you know?]
Anyway, not white satin, but ivory silk satin, very fine, very slippery, very lovely. The pattern is another Style Arc Victoria blouse, slightly shortened – this time at the cutting out stage!
The fabric is very fine, so the whole thing, bar the sleeves, is cut double for a little opacity. I used fine fusible knit interfacing on the front band/collar pieces, the cuffs, and to reinforce the V shapes…then decided to sew the whole thing by hand to avoid wrecking it in the machine. This helped me keep a soft finish and drape, but reasonably sharp points on those yokes, which are much more of a feature in a plain fabric of course.
Well, swings and roundabouts. I decided to start with the back points, which I tackled in stages. First I sewed the shorter outer seams, then one of the long inner ones, then the... [read more]