Whoever invented the S-curved hemline should be shot...
Whew. It took me all day, but I finally have the shirt done except for the buttons. There are eleven buttons, and I'm planning on making them out of the same fabric as the yoke, so it's going to take a bit of time to get those attached.
While I'm at it...whoever invented the collar was either deranged or a topological genius...or both.
If I can get the buttons done in the evenings, I can start working on the skirt on Wednesday.
|Date:||October 31st, 2004 06:28 am (UTC)|| |
I was doing dishes when Bob came up from the computer room saying that all of your sewing projects come out so well. He really liked the shirt. Of course I had to stop the dishes and run down to see. It's gorgeous, and what beautiful colors! I think this is a very complicated pattern what with the yoke, collar, long sleeves with cuffs, and 11 covered buttons to boot! You don't believe in starting off easy. And why are there S-curved hemlines, anyway? Is that so the shirt doesn't bunch up when tucked in under the pants? I actually have wondered about that before. Since I often don't tuck my shirts in, I've noticed different hemlines on shirts. I just never thought about how difficult they are to make.
What a labor of love!
I'm glad you like it. The one thing I'm kinda sorry about is that, although Japanese patterns tell you right up front exactly which edges to sew to stop fraying, apparently American ones don't. I was waiting for directions, but there never were any. I finally did the side seams before putting the cuffs on, but it was too late to do the shoulder ones. I hope that doesn't cause any problems.
|Date:||November 1st, 2004 03:40 am (UTC)|| |
Hmmm... Something else I didn't think of. I'm trying to remember my sewing class from high school. All I remember is not having to finish any of the selvage edges, the edges that were factory finished on the material when purchased. We probably had to do something, maybe at least do a running stitch, along the others. Depending on the fabric, I remember that sometimes we would use pinking shears to cut the pattern. That was supposed to reduce the fraying, and then we didn't have to finish the seams. Later we got zig sag stitches on the machine. Some easily unraveled fabrics we needed to turn the edges under twice, like making a tiny hem. It can get very bulky.