Last weekend, this gorgeous red print hollared at me, "Sew me! Sew me!" I bought this a couple years ago at G Street when my ability to sew a well-fitting garment was not yet reliable.
I think I avoided cutting this because it would have broken my heart to ruin it.
But now I have a killer TNT shirt pattern and that's what I used to whip this up. The fabric is a woven with a lot of lycra in it, so it's got a stiff hand. Also, it does not ease well. So, I was smart to wait until I had the chops for it. It was a little too bulky to use on the collar, collar stand and cuffs, so I stole a little bit of white muslin from my quilt project.
And hey guess what?! If you press and steam the fusible interfacing for a really long time, it adheres well!! Ha! I have read that so many times and I yet my impatience persists. Until this time, that is. Finally, no bubbles on my facings. An old dog can learn a new trick.
I used the coverhem to hem this- just because it was set up and I love that machine so much.
And for the cuffs, I cut them smaller and set them in as you can see - no need for a buttonhole this way. yummy. I love this fabric!