Monday, February 9, 2009
BWOF 02-2009-115 continues.....
My first Burda adventure continues. I am continuing to do my own thing here and I am starting to realize that is what is seems to be about anyway. On my collars I often used the Nancy Zieman "wrapped corners" technique and used it here. She instructs to understitch with a triple zigzag. I like this a lot on bulky fabrics. It provides a really flat thin edge done this way. I know some don't like the uncoventional look but I think if done neatly it looks fine. It is on the undercollar, after all. You can see how neatly the collar rolls to the undercollar with this technique.
After the collar was topstitched I steamed it on the ham. It will sit tonight to dry out. Tomorrow I will install it in the neckline/ facing.
This is a VERY heavy linen but because of that it is bulky. Any excess fabric is hard. So on the pocket flaps and the collar points, I rounded my points off with the edge of a Gutterman spool. On both of these pics you'll get a better idea by clicking to enlarge.
I know I mentioned sewing tomorrow. Truth is I really have to move on our taxes, like many of you. I think a piece of nice fabric should be my reward when I am done, don't you?
For our friends in Australia, you are in my thoughts and I pray you are out of harms way.......Bunny