I wanted something unusual for the closure and I found this hook & eye tape while I was in the NYC garment district.
Every seam has been stabilized, The neckline and shoulder seams are stabilized with twill stay tape. The rest are stabilized with clear elastic tape. I lined the yoke the same way I lined the yoke in Daniel's shirt- with fused rayon lining. Then I decided the black lining was visually distracting, so I sewed in a facing on the front yoke. I sewed the facing and yoke lining in by hand.
I did not have a construction plan when I started - I really had not decided on how to finish any edges or whether I'd use buttons or a zipper. And the reverse side is so nice, it seemed a shame not to use that feature more.
What made this work was liberal use of hand sewing. This fabric was so easy to control and the stitches were so easy bury in the knit.
Well, I am participating in the SWAP this year, so perhaps this piece will be included. I know it will be a versatile work horse for me - black and white go with everything, don't they?
It was fun to sew for myself!