Micro post #2. 300 words.
I’ve sewn many traditional shirt-sleeve plackets, neck plackets that neatly (or messily) end in a pointed end or a square end with diagonal stitching lines sewn in an X. A placket is still my least favorite thing to sew. This one (below) was not a miss, but not a hit either.
I made the pictured neckline placket without aids and flew on my own (after which it seemed like a good idea to order the plastic template seen below.)
Of course, if you’re using a commercial sewing pattern with a placket in the design, you’ll have a pattern piece enclosed. Then there are books such as David Coffin’s Shirt Making book with a placket diagram and thorough instructions for making a placket.
While I love the look of a traditional placket, and despite the aids available, it is still a fiddly sewing process. I don’t want to eliminate the traditional placket into oblivion, but my mind is churning to find an easier and quicker method. It’ll come to me one of these days. Wait, I think I’ve got it. No wait……
(to be continued sometime in the future).
Meanwhile, please stay healthy.