Sunday, January 25, 2009

Today I cut into the good fabric.  Sometimes that's a scary thing.  Even though you've made a muslin, you still "hope" everything is going to be OK.  But, we can't hold off on the good fabric forever, and if we ever want to wear it, we must cut into it!  I wanted to show you a close up of this fabric.  In the photos it just looks plain white, but if you click on the picture below, you will be able to see that it has a pretty diamond design woven into it.  This fabric also has a wonderful hand and has been really nice to sew on.

From Blouse 108/9 BWOF2-07

Today I got all of the darts made, trimmed, and pressed, finished the shoulder and side seams and did the hem. Next will be the front bands, collar and sleeves. I wanted to show you the collar pieces because they are different than the usual collar and stand. The stand on this fits inside the curve of the collar, so in the front of the collar, there appears to be no stand, but the stand is there to support the back of the collar and keep it close to the neck. I like it, but like with all stands, it's a little tricky to get sewn and lie flat. I probably won't have a chance to work on it for a couple of days.
From Blouse 108/9 BWOF2-07


Diana said...

Nancy ,I left you an award on my blog. I really enjoy visiting yours and do so regularly.You are so productive! I'm very interested in that collar band. I'll have a closer look tomorrow.