I made a size small Simplicity 1493 with two inches added to the sleeves, thinking it would be sized the same as the Simplicity 2741 I made in my last blog. However, it is a slimmer fit. This works nicely with the lightweight cotton I used, I would make a medium if I used a heavier material next time.
|Admiring my CE 150|
Sewing the pocket with a 1/4" seam allowance was one of the class tips, and it worked great. I also liked using interfacing in the pocket fold.
Another tip is to take one diagonal stitch when sewing the collar points. This does make a nice point. Don't ask me why.
I made the tower sleeve plackets from the Islander shirt pattern. They are made in one piece, and one of the simplest methods I have seen. A little more practice and I will be able to make nice ones.
I am still using my Singer CE150, I enjoy it a lot. One of the tips is to use a machine with the needle-down stop position to keep your stitches lined up after stopping.
I enjoyed this class a lot. I took it for the "Sew Better" part, but thoroughly enjoyed it all. Some previous shirt making skills are needed for this class.
My next blog will be the Islander #228 shirt which was included with this class.
Thanks for stopping