Tuesday, January 27, 2009

BWOF blouse progress

Today after work I got to do a little sewing. I sewed the front bands, collar and made the sleeves. The collar is unusual but beautifully pieced together. The bands and collar are sewn to the neck edge and finished with a bias strip.

This collar was a little tricky, because the band sits inside the collar and has a tight curve.  THen both pieces are sewn as one onto the neck edge.  I caught the back fabric in the neck edge 3 times and had to unstitch it.      Other than that, I'm really happy with how this is turning out.

I finished one sleeve, but still need to finishe the other one. The hem is just turned up and zigzagged. I used an overcast stitch instead of a zigzag. There is also a casing for the elastic, which is made of self fabric and stitched on.

All I have left to do now is add the elastic to the other sleeve and set both of them in. Next, I'll make the buttonholes, sew on the buttons, and be finished - yay!


Cathi Twill said...

Hi Nancy,
I'm interested in the bias strip sewn onto the collar at neck. It looks like it's not folded, just stitched in the middle. Will that be covered with anything?

Alexandra said...

Wow, your blouse looks as beautiful on the wrong side as it does on the outside. I love the bias strip look.

Summerset said...

Oh, it is coming along beautifully!