I worked on Simplicity 2594 view B tonight, which I had estimated to be a 1 hour shirt. Ha ha ha ha. Two hours later, here's what I'm at.
It's just pinned on the side for the photo.
I had trouble with the tucks at the dropped shoulder, so I changed that to gathering.
The directions have the yoke being ironed with the 5/8 seam and then sewn over with topstitching. It's just plain ugly on the right shoulder but not too bad on the left.
Here's the back of the shirt:
Here's an idea I have to cover up the ugliness:
But most likely I will just rip it apart and start over, to sew it from the inside and then topstitch.
Or abandon it.
Is anyone else watching Expedition: Africa on the History Channel? I'm hooked on it. It seemed a bit like Survivor, but without the tribal councils and eliminations and whatnot, and with only 4 main "characters". It wasn't a surprise to learn it's produced by Mark Burnett.
I think it's def. salvageable, and the style looks so good on you that if you want to put it down for a few weeks to cool off, I'd understand.ReplyDelete
Even though I don't think that right shoulder looks bad, I might also lean toward unpicking and re-sewing it. Having said that, I can also see taking the "cover-up" solution one step further and going for full-on military-style epaulets.
Haven't seen Expedition Africa, but I also have never watched Survivor, believe it or not.