Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Buyere Shirt

Completed the Buyere shirt a much needed addition to my wardrobe!!!!!!!
 I LOVE this pattern from Deer and Doe‎
I used this cute flannel heart fabric trimmed with a nice burgundy flannel. I love it and really needed it!!!!
Yah!!!! Check out my plackets and snaps! I forgot how much I love snaps!
And the back. I also made a burgundy mabel skirt and dark gray leggings to go with this Buyere shirt.
The changes I made were: to make a small bust adjustment, I cut a size 36 for bust, grading to a size 38 waist, and size 44 on top part of sleeve grading to a size 40 sleeve at arm and cuff,  took off one half inch off the width of the collar and rounded it. 
The arms may seem a little baggy but I wanted room to feel comfortable with another long sleeve tee shirt under this shirt. 
The first Buyere shirt I made was in gray flannel with a black and gray trim. I also made a mabel skirt to go with these crazy leggings I have had for a long time but never found the right thing to wear with them - now I got it!!!!!
The thing with the sleeves is an old fitting problem I still do not understand. Often, when I make something with long sleeves it is way too tight when I lean down to pick something up - restricting my arm movement! I HATE that because I work in all my cloths! 
I cannot figure out how to do upper arm adjustments without just making that whole upper arm bigger. So, I just make the upper arm bigger and grade smaller as I come down the sleeve to the cuff. Maybe some day I will figure out the proper way to do it but for now this works.
"May your work assume
A proper space in your life;
Instead of owning and using you,
May it challenge and refine you,
Brining you everyday further 
Into the wonder of your heart."
John O'Donohue

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