I'm not sure how I feel about this 70s collar. It's pretty big. And it flops down too easily. I think I need a pattern that has the collar and the collar stand as two separate pieces. Or I should have lined the collar stand area with an extra piece of very stiff interfacing. This is my first try at a collar like this. Live and learn, right?
I used Simplicity 7780 size 8. This is a pattern that came from my mother's stash. And instead of buying fabric, I used an old shirt of my husband's that I dug out of the trash a couple of years ago. So this shirt is 100% free!!
I used the back yoke from the original shirt to save some work. And I used the original sleeve hems, too.
I miscalculated how wide to cut the front pieces, since the pattern calls for plackets as a separate pieces from the rest of the shirt, and instead, I was using the original placket and buttons. So I had to slice and dice the front, and add the two bias-cut strips you see on either side of the buttons. I actually like it better this way with the diagonal strips.
It's a little big around, but it'll give him room to grow, right? The only thing I did that makes me sad is that I cut the hemline way too short. I like it when the hemline has a curve on the sides, but I got it a little out of control. Dang. Oh well.
One shirt down, three to go.