So, I made Rosa a few weeks ago, but life has been pretty busy, so thought it was high time to share with you. It's a shirt/shirt dress pattern from Tilly and the Buttons and has curved princess seams, a front yoke and a shaped back yoke and a two-piece collar and stand. I made mine from a mauve/lilac corduroy from organiccotton.biz which is quite lightweight, but I do like the colour. I'm glad I didn't go for the dress as I'd have been freezing in it.
As with all the 'Tilly' patterns, you are taken by the hand in every step and he photographs are a great help too. The seams are done in a mock felled way and if you are new to this method the instructions will take you through it easily. The princess seams also lend themselves to a nice bit of top-stitching. It hasn't come up too well on the photos but my thread was a multi-shade luminescent type thread, a bit different.
There are pockets, but I decided to leave them off this shirt, thought there was enough going on.
Even though I've been sewing a while now, I always find the buttonholes a bit stressful. The only way is to practice a few times first on the fabric and then hope for the best! Thankfully, no catastrophes this time.
I used some Liberty fabric for the under collar and the button stand facing. The colours in it are amazing lots of blues, greens and, of course, purples.
The sleeve is finished with a cute button tab, which is definitely quicker than a full cuff, although I think there is a post on how to do a full cuff.
Anyway, it's another great pattern and I really enjoyed making it. I think it's quite flattering because of the princess seams so I will definitely be making a dress version, but don't think I'll have time before Christmas. Any sewing time now will be devoted to warm, cosy makes for a trip to USA over Christmas and some pressie making. Can't believe we're nearly at that stage again, EEK!