I finished my first KCWC item this evening. I made the "Relaxed Beach Shirt" from DMK Easy Wear. I had to do a little improvisation because I stupidly cut the front bodice separately from the front skirt. For this particular pattern, it was supposed to be all one piece. That's what I get for being cocky and thinking I knew what I was doing when it came to taping together and tracing the pdf pattern. Duh. Oh well, I'm pretty happy with the results, and now I have the motivation to try the pattern again - right next time.
Here's the front on Addie:
And the back:
And here it is just on a hanger:
I started the first couple of steps in the Reversible Tunic from the same Etsy seller. It didn't occur to me until recently that even though it feels like you're making two of the same thing, lining something actually makes it easier to sew, since you don't have to finish the seams. I'm undecided on my favorite way to finish seams; zig zag or French seams or binding. I like the look of the French seams best, but they can definitely be too bulky at times like at the armpit. Of course binding is nice but an awful lot of work. What's your favorite way to finish seams?
UPDATE: Thank you all so much for your nice comments on this shirt via Flickr. Some of you have asked about the fabric. I feel a little guilty saying that I got it at Marden's in Scarborough for $3/yd. I did actually buy some for full price about a year ago I think from Fabric Shack in a different colorway. I just checked, and it doesn't look like they sell it any more. Against my better instincts, I only bought one yard when I saw it at Marden's. I've checked back since, and it's all gone now. I did a google search and did come across one Etsy seller who has a yard for sale here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/54164441/studio-e-fabric-nature-ology-birds-in. If you want to do your own google search, it's called Naturology by Studio e. Good luck. I hope you find some. I wish I'd bought more!