Yesterday, I showed y'all what I made during the month of June. Today, I'll show you the only thing that I managed to get sewn during July.
McCall's 5471 is one of those made-for-you patterns. It has separate pattern pieces for A/B, C, D cups. This is really great, they've done 1 pattern adjustment for me, only 5 or so to go! The only differences for the various views are the sleeves. I made view A, the 3/4 sleeves with a gathered ruffle around the bottom.
This shirt is a wearable muslin that I made just to try out the pattern and to use up some of my fabric stash. I pretty much made this shirt straight out of the envelope. I started with a size 16, transitioning out to an 18 at the hips. I cut off the collar stand about and 1/8" and the collar a scant 1/4". I did a 1/2" swayback adjustment and I finished off the shirt with red snaps that I ordered online from SewBaby.
Okay, so now let me tell you what all I need to do to next time that I make this. First, raise the bust points about 1 1/2" or wear a lousy bra, slash and spread the sleeves at least an 1" (my high bust measurement may put me in a 16 but my arms are still much bigger). Do another 1/2" FBA. I really need to start writing down what I notice that I need to fix the next time, WHEN I notice that I need to fix it. I know that I am forgetting at least a couple of things. Maybe more of a swayback adjustment?
If y'all notice anything else, let me know. I promise not to be offended!