Sunday, July 22, 2012
This is the collar, and I will put a border around the neck and overlap the front with a double stitch. I am using 3.0 stitch length to make it look more stylish. 2.5 is a bit too tight a stitch on this fabric.
This is how the front and the bottom overlap in the 3.0 stitch. I am also going to border the sleeves, and then make button holes. I don't know what made me think of this, but it was something to do on a sticky hot sunday. I finished one of the other blouses, and it wasn't the Peggy Sager blouse, however it is wearable and you can't see any of my mistakes. I had to take a part the collar on both blouses as these were not done with a pattern and I under copied the lapel. Making it look too small for the collar once it is turned under. It wouldn't be noticable I just made it look like somewhat of a style. I will probably finish the sweartshirt tomorrow, as I will be in the house with this hot weather.
Monday, July 16, 2012
This is a very thorough set and you can recognize some of the garments through some of the webcasts she has, but the blouses are made simple, and I will admit the collar gives me the blues, and for the longest I've really shied away from doing a blouse. Looking at one of the DVD Peggy makes it look so easy. I'm quite sure that once I get the hang of it it will be a no brainer. I know I am suppose to be finishing my blouses, but I was over anxious to watch the videos, and watch every one of them.
Here are a couple of the patterns that I also purchased:
I really can't wait to do the blue jean patterns. Also the way her patterns are designed you can interchange the skirt to possibly make a pair of pants, not to mention what you can do with the blouses and sleeves. So in a way this has given me some creative juices, and also cements some of things I've learned and seen in the books. I am also going to purchase the embroidery designs, and a few more pattern, and then from this point on I will get some cardboard and cut out my own pattern to be reused.............I really hate the tissue. It looks like I am going to have to get some more muslin. I now see why this is so important, especially making a jacket. She also has some nice fabric selections. So I know that I will be her best customer. I look forward to meeting her again at sewing show, with something that I've made from her patterns, only with a twist of my own. Everyone is a designer in there own right. If I can make stuff and it looks half way good with no pattern, think what I can do with a pattern.