Saturday, October 18, 2014

Bruyère Shirt

Bruyère means "where the heather grows". Despite studying French in college, I had to google that one. A lot of good all that conjugating did me...

I really love shirts, shirtdresses, and variations on the theme. Hence me trying this new Deer & Doe pattern right out of the gate instead of waiting a couple of years. 

Although I've made two other Deer & Doe patterns, I did muslin this one. I'm glad I did. While the drafting seems consistent (unlike my experience with my as-yet-unblogged Colette pattern efforts) and my standard fitting changes worked well, this one was tight in the bust/back. So I made the next size up instead.

Note the sizing runs quite a bit smaller than the other Euro-sized Burda and Ottobre patterns. Trust the measurements on the envelope!

Sizing up affected my alterations somewhat, so I'll tweak them in a future version. Beyond that, I'll cinch in the waist. The arms are also fairly roomy.

Aside from having a tad more ease in the girth than I want (easily fixed), I love this and, ahem, wore it for almost a week straight. It's very comfy with leggings (or jeggings as shown here).

I plan to make this again in a solid (denim?) and whatever other stash fabrics call my name.


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