The fabric on the left I made into a reversible skirt but the pieces on the right remained in the fabric pile until August when I cut out and started to sew a shirt. I was making good progress with it and then I tore the tendon in my elbow. Since then sewing has been a painfully slow (in the literal meaning of both words!) affair but I have eventually finished it.
Although I had 2 different prints I didn't want it to look like I'd used them just because I'd bought them so I've used the contrast print very sparingly. It's on the inside of the cuffs,
and on the arm opening band. It's also on the inside of the yoke (which no-one will ever see!) and on the collar band and the inside of the button band.
I also covered all the buttons in the contrast fabric.
I have to admit that the double lines of top stitching brought out the worst of my perfectionist nature and many 2nd lines were ripped out and re-stitched as they'd strayed off course by a millimetre or so!
But despite that, and my arm injury, I have now finished it - ta daa!
(You'll have to excuse the poor ironing of the finished shirt, that's something I'm still struggling with as I can't actually lift the iron in my right hand yet).
I'm hoping to go back to the Fashion Museum at the end of October to see the Knitwear Chanel to Westwood exhibition - have any of you been yet?