the first installment in my sewing with a semi half assed plan is finished! accordingly, it did not go according to plan.
the perp: mccalls, 8348. you see, the bow tie, she was too big. or rather, too weighty. that keyhole neck opening did not exist until well into sewing. when this shirt had a collar and two-inch wide ties, the neck looked like it was trying to do me bodily harm. so i snipped out a keyhole opening and enclosed the raw edges with self made bias tape. et voila!
(yes, it still drags. but it's no longer choking me.)
the cuffs weren't much more pleasing. they were also trying to kill me. and doing a piss poor job of it, as strangulation around the mid arm is a hairbrained way to do anyone in. judge and jury, i sentenced the ill willed cuffs to death and hacked them off. guillotine. old school in kalkatroona, baby. after evening up the slice, i blind stitched a nice wide one inch hem at cuff, and told the sleeve it was better off without that bad influence.
oh, why yes, that is a horse of a different color. while i was playing around with photoshop to coax the silk shirt into the right shade of IRL purple, i found i wished it were another hue altogether. i can't have my way in my closet, but i can haz it here...
wouldn't it be so great in this colorway?! i love how the blue plays with those ikat shapes. are they ikat? eyes? navajo thingies?
the sleeve cap had about 5 inches of ease, which i mostly took out. in hindsight i was probably overzealous. the shirt wins that decision, it lawyered up.
OH I WISH IT WAS WHITE. it's so clean and chic and it matches the glass beads i chose for fun! and, you know, no one ever finds a white shirt guilty.
but no, it is purple. for you peeps who just look at pictures, let me reiterate, it is indeed purple, i did not make four colorways of a botched vintage bow tie shirt. and although i still like it, i'm gonna have to let it do a little time in solitary confinement. i blame it on photoshop, but the shirt is taking the fall.