Fabric Give-Away: Comment #29 gets the shirting fabric. mitch1099 - I sent an email to you.
soooo, where am I on the shirt?
I tried it on this morning after inserting the sleeves. Right off the bat, it seemed wonky and I started to doubt the pattern changes I had made. I had added a yoke, removed ease in the sleeve and made a sloped shoulder adjustment to the back.
Feeling disappointed, I tossed the shirt aside and left the sewing room to do other things. When I came back and tried it on again, it didn't seem so bad after all.
The main issue I see is across the shoulder. Shoulder seams on patterns are always straight, but my shoulder is not straight. My shoulder scoops down and then out. Maybe I should curve the shoulder seam.
I had an epiphany as I mulled over the adjustment Kenneth King made to my coat when he curved that shoulder seam:
Maybe my shoulders are always shaped like that - not just when I am getting fitted by Kenneth King! Who would have thought? Perhaps I would prefer a shirt that has a curved shoulder seam!
Speaking of the gray coat, I wore it today and got some photos. The curved shoulder seam is great, too!
|I love my new coat. It came out kinda short, but ... oh well, I will wear it!|