Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Simplicity 2339 Amazing Fit shirt

I have, at last, finished my Simplicity, Amazing Fit Shirt. It wasn’t difficult but, phew, as I grumbled in my last post, there is a lot of work in making a shirt! Anyway, it’s done and here it is

The fabric is a rayon silk mix, purchased from Vogue Fabrics, called Artiste Orchid. I am wearing it with the skirt I made from Vogue 2647 (blogged about here) which is made from a co-ordinating fabric from Vogue Fabrics Early Spring 2011 collection.

Here’s how the shirt looks tucked in

This is my respectable ‘going to the office’ look – only I don’t actually have an office to go to any more but sometimes it’s nice to have this sort of outfit anyway.

Here’s how it looks worn more casually, which is more my everyday kind of look

This is the pattern I used

I made View B (bottom left) i.e. with the collar and with both horizontal and vertical darts but I used the sleeves from View A (bottom right) which have a button and tab cuff thing –

If you want to make this shirt slightly looser fitting, you can omit the vertical darts (as in View A) but I was keen to make an effort to get a pretty close fitting shirt. I can never find a RTW one that fits so I wanted to spend time getting a basic pattern with a good fit that I could adapt in different ways – when I can summon up the energy to tackle another shirt! This pattern has different pieces for A, B, C or D cups and gives a lot of advice on how to make fitting changes, so I would definitely recommend this as a starting point for shirt-making. Also I should mention that the instructions include a neat ‘rolling up’ technique for attaching the yoke and yoke facing to the main body of the shirt without having to do any hand-stitching, which looks much more professional.

Regular readers will know that, alongside this shirt, I have been making a pair of jeans as part of my Pattern Review ‘Blue Print to Blue Jeans’ course (although my jeans are purple, not blue!) They are almost finished and, so far, I’m feeling pretty pleased with them. But more about that soon ……

30 comments:

  1. Beautiful blouse, very nice job. I always like the button/tab detail. Turns a dressy shirt to a casual one very quickly.

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  2. Wow, what a lovely shirt! I am going to start making a top too from Mccall. I hope it will turn out fine. I have recently signed up for the PR online class ' break your serger out of the box'. I am still not quite sure how the lesson will take place. I understand you took a similar lesson on PR. how was your experience? I mean with the time difference and all.

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  3. I love the color and fit of this beautiful blouse! It looks great paired both ways. Great job!

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  4. It's a great fit, Eugenia. You must be pleased. I don't think it looks tight at all, just, well, made for you! Can't wait to see it with purple jeans :-) You will have a whole "purple haze" mini-wardrobe!

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  5. The fit of your blouse is wonderful and I love the colour!Looks great no matter which way you choice to wear it.

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  6. Great job - again. I always enjoy seeing what you've sewn. The jeans sounds very fun. Can't wait to see them.

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  7. Your shirt looks great! Love that color. Did you use one of the "larger" cup sizes included with the pattern? Just wondering how that worked for you in lieu of an FBA (if you usually need one).

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  8. Very pretty! Once a year or so I get the bug to try and fitted shirt. I've used the McCall's patterns before and grumbled through the whole thing and never did get one to fit right. I may have to give this pattern a try. I love the purple and the fit is wonderful.

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  9. Great shirt! The color and fit are great!

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  10. Beautiful fitting shirt. I may give this one a try.

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  11. Hi Debbie. Thanks for the nice comment. I used the D cup pattern piece - I usually have to do an FBA so it's nice when the pattern does the work for me and it worked out very well. Patterns like this are a big attraction for me!

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  12. Perfect job! It looks very professionally made.

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  13. I love the colour of the shirt. Its very cool, and nice. Lovely shirt, it does not look home made at all. Very chic looking shirt.

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  14. looks great. I think these Amazing fit patterns are so good, thanks for reviewing this one.

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  15. I just love the color of this blouse, and it looks so professional. Very, very, nice!

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  16. Very professionally made. Well done! Looks great on you.

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  17. Great looking blouse....love the purple theme you've got going on....

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  18. Very nice shirt. I love your color coordination too.

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  19. Your blouse looks great! It is terrific with the skirt! How has the class been going? Do you like it?

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  20. Fantastic fit! I can see that in lots more different fabrics!

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  21. I've been on a run of skirt making so I may just add this to the list - then I've used all the favoured patterns. I love your skirt worn out over trousers and mauve is a great colour for you.

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  22. That's very pretty. Purple looks terrific on you.

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  23. Such a beautiful, beautiful blouse. That fabric is a gorgeous choice.

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  24. It was worth going through the effort to make this shirt, which fits you like a glove. Do you think you'll make another shirt with this pattern, or was the experience just too time-consuming?

    I have this pattern as well and would like to have a go at making a button-up shirt because it's hard to find shirts in nice, thick fabric, that aren't see-through.

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  25. You did a great job with the fit on this blouse! Wonderful! BTW, I have nominated you for the Stylish Blogger Award (and to ask that you tell of what you thought of the "wedding!"). I like your table idea too! Pam

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  26. Beautiful work! I love that color on you. Great fit.

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  27. The blouse turned out great! I love the fabric and color.

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  28. I think it's fabulous paired with the pants and those adorable open-toe shoes! Looks great!

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  29. I love the color of this shirt, and it looks RTW, your sewing skills are so great Eugenia!

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  30. Both your shirt and skirt turned out very well and look a pefect fit. The colour really suits you too.

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