I decided to make the burgundy version of V8262 and my third Swap garment right away so the construction details would still be fresh in my mind.So, here it is.
I really like theway this one turned out.I needed a top to wear with this Coldwater Creek skirt I bought last winter when everything on the Outlet site was 70% off the lowest price and I think this shirt is just the thing.
This shirt will go very well with all my Swap bottoms,( black skirt, pants and culottes, and a pair of grey jeans ).It will also fit very well into the rest of my wardrobe.For example here it is with a grey flannel pantsuit I made a few years ago and still wear.
Also, this suit which I made after attending the Sandra Betzina Fitting Workshop,and really love. It has both rust and burgundy shades in the fabric. I can wear this suit with black, brown,cream and now burgundy.
After completing and wearing the blue plaid version of this shirt, I realized that it was short-waisted, so I added an inch to the waistline on both the front and back pattern pieces before cutting my silk version. I find that it now fits much better.
I added a style element to the sleeves. I got this idea when watching a fashion Show on Cityline Fashion Friday, one of my favorite TV shows.In this photo, I have just placed the buttons on the sleeves temporarily to give you the idea. I want to use the smaller version of my button but that will have to wait till I get to the fabric store.
To get this effect, on the wrong side, I sewed a one inch tuck along the midpoint lenghtwise from below the elbow to two inches above the wrist.
I like the result and it worked because I had cut the sleeve about three inches longer than the pattern called for as I didn't really know what I wanted to do with it.I was therefore able to put in a
4" hem before sewing the tuck.
As usual, there are more pics on my flickr site.