Rolling along (despite the FBA failure) with my dress white blouse: I have one sleeve complete except for buttons and buttonholes. I'll do those last since there is no easy way to put the buggers on with such a close-fitting cuff. Here's the pic, pixels hot off the mem card:
Gathering my fabric - especially at the cuff - was a royal pain in the (*donkey*). This lovely crisp dress shirting does not like to gather ... but once it does it looks great! :) I'm also pleased I managed to lay the cuffs perfectly on the (visible) grainline. Considering how long I spent laying out the pieces, I guess they should, but there have been a couple projects where I didn't get the grainline right before.
The cuff opening is on the backside of the wrist ... not the seamline. This is the first time I've encountered it (in my whopping 16 months of sewing LOL) and I am wondering if this will twist less than ones on the seam?
The dart "sidecar" is even more obvious with the sleeve attached, so this shirt will most definitely not be worn without the vest or a bodice. Because everything else is perfect to my tastes, I will make this again ... once I get the side dart FBA idea wrestled down and right.
Now, on to the other sleeve ... cuff first.