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KathleenS said...
Well done, it looks good. Yeah, plaids are a pain, especially when you weren't expecting it. I think with sewing you should choose what things you want to make according to what you enjoy. Now you know that you can make shirts, but that doesn't mean you have to. (Unfortunately I have to, as I can't buy to fit, but that's a different story!)
3/2/13 6:11 PM
velosewer said...
You've done a great job working through this pattern to come up with your shirt.
3/3/13 4:49 AM
sewingcanary said...
I hope this separates paragraphs this time. I also wonder if the makers come back to read reviews of their reviews. I purchased this pattern yesterday - hmm, yes, I can see why the yoke was confusing. This is not an old standard method for doing yokes. Itís only advantage is to have no stitching showing. I prefer top stitching most of the time anyway. I like patterns with yokes primarily because they allow me to wiggle in a bit extra room across the back so Iím able to steer my car freely. The method I use it to attach the yoke to the bodice, then put the shoulder seams together adding the yoke facing to the inside. (three layers of fabric: yoke, bodice, yoke. I press the shoulder seam, then turn right side down on the iron table and press the bottom yoke seam under so that when I finish stitch from the right side it catches the edge of the under yoke. (this makes a wee smaller seam allowance on the under yoke piece and adjusts any crooked sewing or cutting). I use glue stitch instead of pins to hold it. Iíve done it many ways and this is the method I have always come back to. Iíve been reading about fine-tuning fitting adjustments. Itís amazing what a few minor adjustments can do. This top is a perfect candidate because of its plaid spacing. Adjustments you made to it could easily be transferred or compared to other patterns. Ideally, the horizontals should always be horizontal. In this case, if you took a tuck at waist / tummy level (tapering to nothing at the side seams) it would bring up the lower portion and it would hang nicer. It should get rid of the angled wrinkles that come down from the side seam too. It also looks like some sort of adjustment would help the shoulder / neck area and make the collar open more cleanly. Without a back picture I canít tell whatís off. However, whatever it is, it would likely be a simple adjustment once diagnosed. My purchase of this pattern was to get a good fitting ďtake offĒ pattern. Once the fit is perfected I can use adjustments with other patterns. Iím not crazy about the way they do the band. Personally, I donít like the idea of folding the band interfacing. IMPO, interfacing should always lay flat and secure; not be folded inside something because sometimes it gets folded inside the band. Then you have a lumpy band. I will do a 2-piece band I think - one with a seam along the edge. It gives more stability anyway.
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