February 2017

Debbie’s Garments:

Pullover Cover-Up: McCalls 7432, View A and F, Activewear Knit
Quick and Easy garment to whip up with very little yardage. The only change I made was to cut in the shoulders a bit.

Sweater Jacket: Vogue 9244, Marci Tilton, View A, Polyester sweater knit.
Pattern and Construction Changes:
Choose not to add tab in back.
For binding I cut a two inch strip of knit on cross grain, pressed wst, then applied cut edge to garment cut edge and stitched. Fold binding over seam allowance and topstitch or stitch in the ditch.
3. A French seam was used for the center seam of the hood and did not bind.
4. Did not bind the sleeve hems as pattern directs.
5. This garment goes together easy and fast, especially using modern knit techniques.

Blouse with Pleated V-neck: Sewaholic 1502, Oakridge , View C, Cotton Pique
Pattern and Construction Changes:
For neck pleats I cut two inch bias strips and cleaned finished one long edge.
Stitch front bands and front to back at shoulders as pattern directs. Roughfly pleat bias edges of neck trim, pin and baste to neck edge, rst. Check results and then apply a bias neck edge to shirt as pattern directs for a clean finish to neck opening.
Optional to add vertical pleats to blouse back.

Princess Seamline Jacket: Cynthia Guffy, J-5062, View A, Wool Crepe
Pattern and Construction Changes:
After making a partial muslin, I made the following changes,
I did not back all pieces with interfacing as directed. Instead I interfaced the top and under collars, front and back facings and button bands. All hems were interfaced.
Did not used shoulder pads and made an adjustment to the shoulder seam at arm edge and lowered seam allowance under arms on jacket pieces.
The sleeve was put in easily with the tie bias strip method instead of using two paragraphs of directions from pattern.
I love the jacket. The wool crepe was heavenly to work with. I also respect the designers skill, talent and beautiful garments. Unfortunately the pattern is difficult to read and follow and the directions are often tedious, outdated and not at all fun.

March 2017 Fashion Sewing Club Dates:
Thursday, March 9, 6:30 2 JoAnn-Edina
Saturday, March 11, 10:30 @Treadle
Tuesday, March 14, 10:30 @ Treadle

Fashion Sewing Club
February 2017

Leather and Fur
Burda 7700
Vest-double sided fur/faux leather
1. Tried the sleeveless version to pattern but too big under arms and at shoulders so cut down to liking.
2. Used fabric glue at thick intersection of seams to keep them closed and neat.

Fur collared sweater
1. Made to pattern but used woven version of collar for a puffier look. Included pocket to pattern-slanting the pocket makes it easier to use.

Baby version of fur sweater
Favorite “Little” Things pattern-Baby Stuff
1. Wrapped collar seam in silk bias binding and extended them to be the ties for jacket.

Art Garments
Arum top
Cotton and novelty knit
1. Pieced front to use the art print to advantage.
2. Underlined the cotton in Radiance cotton/silk.

Flowers dress
Vogue 9054-OOP but available online thru Vogue patterns
Cotton and ponte
1. Underlined art print with Radiance-in retrospect may have been a bit heavy.
2. This is a knit pattern so I lost some bust ease.
3. Took out two inches on each side insert piece.
4. Lengthened 6″.
5. Omitted zip and made neckband longer at neck edge.