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Another successful summery shirt from my TNT pattern, good old Butterick 6026.

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No such thing as too much color, folks.

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(BTW, any sort of pattern semi-matchiness in these pics is totally accidental, as I didn’t have enough fabric to even think of matching.)

This is going to be SO nice in the hot weather (which will be here soon–we had a high of 84 F earlier this week!)  I decided to use the sleeves on this one because I had enough fabric for them and I’ll actually get more use out of a blouse with sleeves; everything here in the desert is air-conditioned.  So this will keep me from getting too cold in the A/C and too hot when outside.

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I had to work a bit to get that last sleeve out of the fabric, as you can see below; I had to sew on a little strip of fabric to have enough width.

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The only issue I have with this shirt (other than sewing the wrong edge of the collar pieces together and having to cut new pieces) is that the upper back is a little bit narrow–it could use maybe an inch more ease for when I raise my arms.  Not a problem in the sleeveless version, but occasionally annoying in this one.

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SO MANY TUCKS IN THIS.

24 TUCKS, PEOPLE.

STOP ME BEFORE I TUCK AGAIN.

But look at that picture just above one more time.

Notice anything weird?

It appears that I permanently ironed out the puckers in parts of this fabric when I pressed the tucks down.  The shirt was washed and dried before these pics were taken–I expected the puckers to come back during that process.

Since when can you iron out the puckers in seersucker fabric?  I thought that they were there to stay?

Whatever.  I still love it.

STH

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