After much swearing, bleeding on it, and picking out and redoing parts of the collar oh…at least 10 times, it’s as done as it’s going to get.
Fabric from Joann. Simplicity 0492.
I had to put a seam at the center back of the collar to have it end up not-weird on the points. I kept having half bodies, or Nigel’s big face or something strange.
These are cool vintage buttons. Maybe Bakelite? Not willing to light it on fire to find out. Gorgeous buttonholes achieved with my vintage buttonholer that I Frankensteined to work on my Bernina.
Yes of course the print matches at the center front. This was another interesting challenge. I tried a bunch of layouts, but realized that having anyone’s body at the center front would result in disturbing button placements. RIGHT on someone’s face, or worse, their privates.
To complete the ensemble…these ridiculous shoes that I bought to wear on St. Patrick’s day. And some safari socks to go with the theme.