Many months after the first teaser, I finally have some pictures of my white lace shirt to share.
I’ve worn this shirt several times with my orange corduroy skirt that I finished around the same time. So, I decided to include that skirt in this post as well.
Despite what the gaping between buttons would lead you to believe, the fit of the shirt is actually not bad. I really should have used more buttons. However, I only had 6 of those pearly buttons, and they were the only buttons that matched. I’ve been working on using the supplies that I have rather than buying new supplies.
One of the snags visible above was in the material before I made the shirt. I bought the lace at a thrift store, so I can’t complain. The other snag is from an unfortunate fingernail incident. Oh, the woes of working with and wearing lace.
After looking through these pictures, I also noticed that the collar is a bit uneven. I’m not sure if it really is that lopsided, or if it just needed a good pressing. I suspect the latter. No matter what, I still like the shirt, even with the snags and the shoddy collar.
I added an underlining behind the lace for the plackets and the collar because those areas needed more structure. I used a bias tape (made from the underlining material) to finish the neckline.
The sleeve are my favorite thing about this shirt. Only one short edge of this fabric had that scalloped border. Lucky for me, it was the perfect amount for the sleeves.
I have worn this shirt several times untucked, with jeans and a cardigan. I realize that it looks strange untucked with this skirt, but I didn’t feel like changing into my jeans.
The skirt was made from a self-drafted a-line skirt with inseam pockets. It’s like a Kelly skirt without the pleats and with inseam pockets instead of front hip pockets.
My current favorite way to wear this skirt is with this vintage sweater that I found at a thrift store.
Well, I feel better now that I’ve finally posted about some new garments. I can’t believe it has been over three months since my last post about a sewing project. Yikes!
I’ll admit to feeling a bit guilty about not posting. However, when blogging weighs on me too much or starts to feel like a chore, I’ve learned that usually means it’s time to set it aside for a while. I’m sure some of you can relate.