Since I'm on staycation and can set my own schedule, I started another project yesterday afternoon after finishing up the TSW Liberty shirt. Yet another Now Shirt, but this time I changed the collar for a different look. I substituted the Tuxedo shirt collar from this 1997 book by Sandra Betzina:
As luck would have it, the pattern piece fit the neckline without requiring any redrafting. But oh boy, did I have difficulty with attaching this collar! I actually made this shirt when the book first came out, and it was a favorite. In spite of all that, I could not decipher the instructions, even with my notes:
So I improvised, which required more handwork and a later night than I intended. But the collar is attached and I'm ready to go. Here is the work-in progress so far:
As you might have guessed, I'm on a little bit of a deadline with this one as I would like to wear it for the Halloween/Dia De Los Muertos season. I found this fabric as my friend Melisa's store this summer when she hosted Material Girls. Unlike a lot of holiday fabrics, this one is good quality and I don't think it's too over the top. I will actually wear it other times.
After all, if a bat print is good enough for Marc Jacobs, how can I go wrong? And my fabric is prettier IMO.