Spool and is really soft. I love how it turned out, although I'll need to make some adjustments for it to fit her.
coffee date dress and wanted to try out an all in one lining. I used a shirt from H&M to get an idea of the pattern and just cut around it.
these instructions from Grosgrain's Frock by Friday Sew Along, I sewed the facing to the shirt, right sides together, everywhere except the top of the arms. Then I understiched where possible (sewed the seam allowance to the facing), and notched the curves.
I finished the shirt with a French seam on the other side. I realized after making the darts that I had cut both front and back pieces the same length, but with the darts the front was significantly shorter. I didn't want to waste any material in the hem as it was already just the right length, so I used this great tutorial from Adventures in Dressmaking to add a hem facing.
I love my crazy geometric boat shirt!