Two more Weft 1401, because I am on a roll with this pattern. These ones have both gotten much more wear than the yellow version, simply because I don't have to worry about what my body is doing below the waist seam. (Also, this text reeally doesn't want to left justify, so we're changing up the format today on Weft, guys.)
The fabric is Michael Miller, called When I Am King. Isn't that the best name? It reminds me a tiny bit of Max's crown from Where the Wild Things Are.
Why are clothes so much easier to photograph when I'm not wearing them. Sigh.
Then, of course, we have version three, made up in this absolutely jaw-droppingly gorgeous linen I have been hoarding away for months. For this one I used facings instead of binding the neck and armscye, which was a struggle and a half. I got a bit hasty with the construction, but trying to do an all-in-one facing is tricky business. I ended up scrapping one method, unpicking a bunch, and trying it this way.
You can tell how pleased I am when I break out the model poses.
Shot of the back, where the waist seams match up quite nicely indeed. The print was thankfully busy enough that I didn't need to worry all that much about pattern matching. I'm really not sure I would have had enough fabric for it.
Next up: an Archer shirt that will be beautiful if it decides to cooperate with my cheapo iron and even cheaper ironing board. Currently, it's decided to pick up the metal lattice design from underneath the cushioning on the board. Colour me displeased.