Monday, December 14, 2009

progress report: Holiday Sewing

Progress!  I got the collar stand and the collar on this weekend.  Since I drafted these pattern pieces, it was a relief to see that they worked.  I don't do a lot of pattern drafting, but when I took lessons from Sarah Veblen, we worked on shirts and she showed me how to measure and create the pattern pieces needed.

Also, I decided that wool against the neck might not feel so great, so I lined with a heavy weight rayon (I love the stuff I get from Atlanta Thread)

All in all, a very satisfying project.  It is taking longer than I expected because every one of these seams needed some form of hand sewing or basting.  Wool moves around and I wanted it to look as close to RTW as I could get it.

All right!  The plackets and sleeves will happen next weekend, then bring on Christmas!
*happy sewing*

11 comments:

  1. Well, the hand sewing pays off because that is absolutely gorgeous, and I love the rayon lining. Some of my DH's shirts use that technique and those are the ones he most likes to wear.

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  2. Definitely paid off; it's gorgeous.

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  3. That is beautiful work, looks better than RTW. Can't wait to see the sleeves and plackets.

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  4. Ditto to above--that is beautiful sewing. Sew on!

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  5. Beautiful! You do mean very expensive rtw, don't you? As this looks like much like a very expensive shirt.

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  7. Wow, this shirt looks wonderful even in a half finished stage. Your top stitching is perfect. The recipient is going to love it!

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  8. This shirt looks like it's coming along beautifully - your work looks perfect! I love the idea of lining with rayon.

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