Writings on sewing related subjects, as well as whatever suits my fancy.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
I am making slow but steady progress on the M5522 blouse. Here are a few photos:
The blouse has been hemmed, required to do before attaching front band. Front band attached and edges topstitched. The piping truly added some depth to the ruffles. Here is a close up:
I have also stitched the collar and is read to attach to the collar stand, no photo yet of that. Not sure what color buttons I will use and need to purchase. I am thinking black. The princess seams are to be topstitched and I am holding off on that until the end in case I may need to take in the princess seams. My second fitting created a doubt in my mind that the blouse was fitting enough; and if taking deeper side seam would work or not. I still have some time to complete this for the PR contest, but feeling a little pressured now.
I love this fabric but it can be fiddly. I found when I attached the front band that fabric "crept" into that stitching and I had to go in and remove stitches and fabric that got caught up in the sewing of the band.