|Cotton print from Minerva Crafts|
The reds and blues are on a cream background. The fabric is a lovely shirt-weight and irons nicely. You should see how nicely the french seams look too.
|Pleats not gathers|
There are gathers on the lower shirt pieces and on the sleeves. I opted for pleats.
|Shortened lower pieces|
Sometimes I simply take off the length at the hem. This time I decided to take off the length at the hip level because I wanted to keep the shaping. So the length came off just under the notch point.
|Shortening the sleeve|
This actual shirt - you'll see it later this week.