Tuesday, November 2, 2010

shirt collar: ON


IMG_1907, originally uploaded by alittlesewing.
It has been a while since I made a shirt, but I'll tell you what, shirts used to seem hard to me. Now that I have sewn a coat, shirts don't seem so hard! There is your sewing advice for the day- sew something hard so everything else can seem easy.

So, anyway, about tiny stripes and matching. If I had paid attention, I would have noticed that the stripes of the collar match a little differently on on end than the other.  And because I was reading David Page Coffin's book last night, I know he has a construction technique that provides some last minute correction of this type of issue.

I am glad to know that there are other people even more OCD than I am (I am looking at you David Page Coffin). But, really, this is good enough! LOL. Sewing is the perfect hobby for a perfectionist.

Happy Tuesday!

18 comments:

  1. You really are getting into deep, deep perfectionism there! The stripe is teeny-weeny. I just noticed a really crisp shirt with a sharp collar, never would've noticed the stripe detail in a million years! It looks great.

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  2. Hey it looks absolutely perfect to me. You're becoming a Master of your Craft! I'm working towards the same goal:)

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  3. Wow, the strips fit perfectly-very good job!

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  4. Wowee, it looks beautiful! I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of your progress on the shirt project.

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  5. Robin, it's beautiful. I honestly had to look twice to see what you mean by different matching. This is not good enough, it's outstanding.

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  6. Forgot to say: so right that after such a coat a shirt seems easy. I feel the same.

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  7. Wow, that is looking fantastic, Robin. Great attention to detail!

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  8. It looks good to me too! Wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't have pointed it out!

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  9. Don't see a matching problem. Great shirt!

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  10. Lovely! Although I find that shirts may take less time than coats, but have far less tolerance for tiny imperfections (wool is so easy to steam into submission!).

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  11. Beautiful! What method did you use to do the collar/band?

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  12. You know, of course, that no one but you will notice if the stripe in the collar doesn't match perfectly. And the hole in your collar point in your last post--we've all done it!

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  13. I'd be worried if something was looking at you so closely that they'd notice! Beautiful shirt.

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  14. Your shirt will be a masterpiece.

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  15. My first sewing project was a fitted woven dress. Everything else seemed easy(ish) after that. I agree that a sewer should challenge herself and start tough! (Although I suppose it could be too tough, and discourage a would-be-sewer. Oh, I dunno!)

    I think your shirt looks great. I never would have noticed the (very slightly) off collar if you didn't point it out. Where it proudly!

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  16. Your shirt is looking stunning, love it.

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  17. It is looking good! I am scared of shirts. And according to DPC, I need a felling foot. But nowhere to find one?? So being another perfectionist, I won't even start without one!

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  18. Robin,
    I've just been reading all of your shirt posts. I love your attention to detail. The shirt is looking fantastic and your writing is entertaining. I am putting a custom form (with arms) on my wish list.

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