11th May 2019: Part 4: Sleeves This was literally the one part I was looking forward to the least because I had to work with Chiffon for the first time 😬 I have learned that Chiffon, like a cat, is neither liquid nor solid but rather something in-between 😂 Still, I managed okay all things considered. So I cut my pattern and whilst it was still flat, I sewed on the diamond details that she has on her sleeves using the same suede I used for the corset. Then I had to sew it together! I used French seams for the first time and it ‘seams’ (haha) to have worked okay! Sewing them to my armholes wasn’t as stressful as I feared either so that’s good~ I made them a tiny bit bigger than they should be just so it’s not too tight and I don't accidentally bust the fabric! For the hems, I deviated from the reference because I couldn’t think of a way to get the pointed edges without the chiffon fraying like crazy, so for now it’s just neatly enclosed in bias.
✂️ Pattern: Simplicity/McCalls Shirts [M7575] with modifications •
📍 Fabric: My Fabrics Glitter Dots Chiffon White (no longer available) & Suede Scuba Jersey Soft Brown (also no longer available!)•
🧵 Thread: Gütermann Sew-All Thread in Colour 800 •