...and yet somehow, I have a shirt from a study-abroad program there! I'd say it's a funny story, but it's not; my MIL ran a similar program to Scotland and picked this up at one of the college fairs to give to my husband, and it eventually came to me.
I'm very pleased with how the neckline turned out--the original neck was so tight I had to take my glasses off to get the shirt over my head! Usually I strive to make my collars lie flat, but I really wanted to use that particular pale blue fabric, and it's just not stretchy enough. I do like the slight stand-up effect, and next time I use a very firm fabric for a neck binding, I think I might make it even wider...
I wrote an in-depth tutorial of the creation process for Craftster; I started posting there last summer, but I was lurking for maybe another year before that, and I've been so inspired by everything there. I've used quite a few tutorials and free patterns that others have posted, but until now I hadn't bothered to write any of my own, and I was starting to feel a little guilty for not contributing. Now I have two up (the other one is for jewelry, and I will post it here after the Fashion Show concludes) and I've gotten very positive feedback on both, so I'm pondering what to write up next!
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