Update on B6687 project

I wanted to update you for the B6687 project.  I have been working on the project off and on. I had fitting issues with this top. I was going back and forth to fix the fit. The pattern runs large and I had to make adjustments to the shoulder width and to make an FBA of 1 1/2 inches. I also had problems aligning both darts on the front piece. Most of this issue was the slippery fabric and poor marking on my part.

When I sew darts, I normally baste them when sewing a new pattern. After basting darts and sides/shoulders I had to make several adjustments. I ended up sewing a 3/4 inch shoulder seam, even after I had made a 3/8 inch horizontal tuck in the upper front and back pieces.

As noted above, the markings were off and fixed that issue. I also sewed a 3/4 inch seam on the back piece from waist up. With making these changes I have now moved on to attaching the bias tape to neckline and working on the two-piece sleeves.



The sleeves are the ones the model is wearing on the pattern envelope. I have hemmed the edges and preparing to attach the upper sleeve to under sleeve.

On a personal level, I continue to have an issue with a finger tendon that cortisone shots only work for about three months.  I will go for an outpatient procedure sometime in April and not sure the impact of that when it comes to sewing.  Yesterday I had my second cataract surgery and follow up visit today so I am back on the computer once again.  I could not read on my iPad or be on the computer yesterday which created true boredom.  I am glad to say the eye is working great today and my hand is with less pain and not enough to keep me from doing things I love to do. 

The project I hope will be completed this weekend. Thanks for stopping by!




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  1. Way to push through on this one! I have had quite a few projects I have had to do that with lately too. I am sorry about the tendon in your finger. Have you ever looked into glucosamine with MSM? I take a vegetarian formulation that is great for joints and muscle healing. It was the only thing to help the pain I had last year, and since then I have been pain-free. I just wanted to mention it in case it may help you. I am glad you are sewing for now!

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  2. Looks great Linda! I'm looking forward to see the top when the sleeves are finished :-)

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  3. It looks terrific. I'm hopeless with darts.

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    1. I will pass it along. I have seen many people working on these on Instagram. I have some quilting cotton that I will use for these.

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