Stripes and Flounces Short Set
Using the free pattern pictured on the left, Summer Chevrons Shirt by The Crafty Cupboard,
this is my submission to theAs I've taken part in these monthly sewing challenges, I've found that each time I make a given pattern more than once, I change and revise the pattern based on my last experience. That's a great feeling of creative freedom.
On this shirt these were my design changes:1) I create some side flounces that extended all around the back of the shirt. Sort of a high peplum, that has a lot of movement and swing.
2) No surface trim would be used, as I wanted the stripes to really be the major design element in the overall plan.
3) The back yoke facing was changed to one piece that incorporated both the neckline and the slit for the buttons and loops. I interfaced the lining yokes with a soft knit iron-on interfacing to give the back slit more stability. The picture below shows the completed 2 piece front and back facings sewn together.