The Lucinda shirt by Be My Goth is certainly unique and it’s good I’m patient, because this blouse took me a seriously long time to complete. I did have 22 pieces to sew together! Five weeks has got to be a record, but I’m very pleased with the result.
There are more details on the construction and sewing techniques used on the Monthly Stitch, where I’ve entered it into a Indie Sewing Month competition. If you like it please go and vote for it here.
Here are a few pictures. I’m not sure that the lighting in these photos really does justice to the fabric’s colour. It makes it look more vivid somehow. It is definitely a rich claret, you’ll have to take my word for it.
The collar. I particularly like the constrast between the black lace and the red.
Here is a close up of the inside of the collar. I improvised a little with the instructions. The instructions suggested just overlocking the edge of the collar on the inside. As I don’t have an overlocker, I thought the addition of the satin bias-binding adding a nice finished touch.
And finally a close-up of those fantastic stretch-lace sleeves