Vintage McCall's 9507, View A (sort of), dated 1968.
AKA Jillian makes another Pirate shirt.
Oh alright, it's not quite that bad, but it's not my most favourite make either.
It does have poofy sleeves, ridiculously wide cuffs and ruffled neckline. It's pretty damning evidence of a pirate shirt.
I do worry it makes me look like a Pierrot-inspired pirate clown.
I sewed a straight Size 12 with no modifications to the sizing. I did, however, eliminate the ruffled patch pockets (they were absolutely huge!) and the ruffle at cuff. I mean really people, there is only so much ruffle one person can wear!
These are some seriously wide cuffs! I decided to add some interest by using cream thread for the buttonholes and navy/royal blue for the button thread. I like that it picks up the blue in the print, which you almost miss.
The best part about this shirt is without doubt the gorgeous fabric. It's a 100% cotton Japanese lawn that had been sitting patiently in my stash awaiting the perfect shirt. This wasn't it though...
And the print! Teeny, tiny little houses. What's not to love about that?
Meh, you win some. you lose some...