I was reading Rhonda Buss' blog the other week, she often posts an inspiration post on a Monday morning, and on this particular morning she posted about dart manipulation. I love a little added subtle detail to clothes - I think it elevates them above the normal and often adds a little femininity. In this particular post she linked to Butterick B6026, so I thought I'd give it a go. After realising that it was a ridiculous amount to buy it here in Switzerland, I ordered it from the UK. I had some fabric in my stash that I had bought from Just Sew in Penrith (probably my favourite sewing shop - it's convenient for when we visit my parents, but they often have nice fabric in at a reasonable price, especially compared to the absurd price of fabric here in Switzerland).
Anyway, pattern and fabric chosen I got going...
I also used it to add a sewing line to the corners of my collars to keep them neat:
Anyway, back to the shirt - it came together really well - everything lined up nicely :-) To get a really neat finish I constructed it using French seams throughout (have I mentioned I love French seams?)
The buttons I used were in my stash - I had a set of 6 white shirt buttons... I think these might have come from my Nanna as they were on a pretty old piece of card. I then added a single wooden button at the collar, just for fun.
All in all I'm really pleased with this shirt and how it fits.