My first make of 2018 is a Bruyere shirt – it’s a great shirt/pattern!
I’ve said before – Deer and Doe is my favorite pattern house. Eleanor really knows how to draft a pattern.
Bruyere is fitted through the waist; the fit is perfect, with about 2″ of ease in the bodice. I didn’t even have to make my broad shoulder adjustment!
While this pattern is fun, it does mean business. Darts, pleats, yokes, facings, button placket, gathering, sleeve placket and cuff…there are so many details to get right.
It felt like it took forever to finish, but in reality took about 2 weeks of sewing time. It’s so worth it!
I really took my time with everything and did all French seams. I highly recommend that (or another clean, pretty finish) because the waistband seam is so prominent.
I wanted a match across the bodice front; I did not want the patterns on the waistband to match the adjacent parts of the bodice.
I think it was quite successful.
I’ve also discovered how much I love rolling up my sleeves. Generally, I dislike long sleeves, but roll those puppies up and apparently I’m in heaven!
I definitely want to make another, although I will need to buy fabric especially for it. Long sleeves take up sooooo much fabric! When I buy for the stash, I only get 2 yards. I need a whole ‘nother yard for sleeves.
Until next time…