Lookee, I done made something else:
This shirt makes me feel so full of sass! I wanna go give some lip like Rizzo from Grease. Strut. Just need a bullet bra and a posse of sassy gals. (That’s the Sew Retro wasp-waisted army, right?)
I always wondered how those 50s sleeves were constructed – the tapered ones that magically pushed up to a pleasingly crumpled three-quarter length. I’m happy to have learnt how they do it: three little darts in the sleeve, plus a slightly different shape to the front and back pieces. Very cunning and unlike anything I’ve seen in modern patterns.