I've sewn this pattern at least 159,375 times. If I had a nickel for every time I've made this blouse, I could buy the Bernina 710 and Horn Cabinet I'm currently coveting. Well … maybe I'm overstating the number of time I made this blouse, but it certainly feels like 159,375 times. However, this time is noteworthy because I may have finally learned a lesson that continues to be extremely difficult for me. I made the correct fabric/pattern match-up! Of course, this was a no-brainer. Oxford cloth - oxford shirt. But, I'm still taking credit for it.
Short sleeved shirt with yoke
1x - 4x; The design is available in Misses size range; KwikSew 3555
Oxford cloth. This cotton oxford cloth was almost as much fun to sew as linen. It was very easy to press.
This blouse is very easy to sew, even if you haven't sewn it 159,375 times. The instructions contain the method for sewing a standard yoke mentioned in the previous post.
I modified the "finger felling" shirt tail hem technique demonstrated by Pam Howard. My modification involved pinning before sewing. I didn't have the confidence to rely totally on finger felling. When I make this shirt for the 159,376th time, I'll try to sew the hem without pinning it first.
This short sleeved shirt is certainly more successful than the last short sleeved shirt (McCall's 6932). I wanted to re-establish a relationship with McVoguerick. But why should I? I get better results with other pattern companies – without making a muslin. I gave McVoguerick a chance and they disappointed me.