I purchased a new iron a few weeks ago. My old one was still heating, but the steam had not been working for quite a while. What a difference a little steam makes!
|Black and Decker Iron|
I sewed on the pocket to the left side. There was not enough material to cut the pocket out so the stripes would match perfectly, I did the best I could do. Lines up pretty good.
One thing I like about this pattern is the steps it saves by having the front placket all one piece. A person simply irons in the interfacing and folds over to form the placket. No sewing the placket on.
A new trick I found on a informative blog off-the-cuff-style.blogspot.com makes the collar points nice and easy. I also watched a video on you tube by BrianSews.com about this method.
Sew the long end of the collar. Put a piece of looped thread against the seam and let it hang out as shown.
Sew the short ends. Set the stitch to a shorter distance as you near the the looped thread. As you turn the collar right-side out, pull on the tails of the thread until the collar point pops out. The looped thread just pulls out and you have a nice point.
Finished collar without all the trimming and fussing.
A nice sharp point.
That is it for the update.
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