Monthly Archives: August 2017

The Ups and Downs of Making Things

Square armhole shirt finished – well, probably. I went off the neckline, then decided I liked it, but would move the sides in a tad on the next one. I found the neckline also worked open, but really need a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Squared Armhole Shirt

If you’re wondering what’s happening to this project it’s been on hold whilst I was absent on another chapter in the train-wreck-of-RL mission. Here’s how it developed before I left. The neckline I chose was raised and set away. You … Continue reading

Posted in Pattern Making, Sewing methods | Tagged | 1 Comment

Rough Draft of Squared Armhole

I’m doing a re-run of the style I made in violet rayon, this time for me. There’s at least a couple of ways of doing this draft. I’ve photographed the main stages in ¬†one . First the disclaimer. It’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Pattern Making, Uncategorized | Tagged | 4 Comments

Coat Collar

The coat re-make is finished bar pressing, which will be left until I can check the hem for its position and level. It’s a classic swing coat style with a central inverted pleat in the back. There’s a couple of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Neat Handstitching Tip

This week I set the lining into the coat I’m remaking and attached the collar. I needed to make some shoulder pads, and re-attach some little ‘tapes’ of lining to hold the bottom of the armhole seam to the top … Continue reading

Posted in Sewing methods, Techie Stuff | Tagged , | 5 Comments