Friday, February 26, 2010

Shirtwaists can be dressed up or worn plain

This is another favorite. It has a notched collar and is not too difficult to sew if you follow directions carefully. I believe McCalls 4769 has been around for a while so that means there are a lot of gals buying it over the years. The pattern I have was published in 2005. This is a classic style with darts on the bodice. Depending on the fabric you choose, it can be fancy in a silky or linen or one can use cotton for everyday practicality. I do prefer to raise the neckline and that takes some adjusting . Sometimes you can just make the buttonhole higher for the top button. It may make the collar lay differently as the pattern is made specifically to lay as shown on the pattern.
I have noticed that the models seem to be standing in fairly awkward stances. It definitely doesn't make them look very modest or feminine.
Until next time,
Happy Sewing!

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