Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Old Friends

I have written many times about my "go-to" shirt pattern being Simplicity 7330.  This pattern has a choice of a notched collar or a collar with stand.  It is like an old friend that I am comfortable with and like having around.

I have written in length about my sewing machines also.   I like all machines, but I have found among the smoothest I have are the ones called Bernina.  I have tried the new Berninas at the store, but my newest is a 1011 which is 30 years old.


So for my latest projects, I had some comfortable old friends help me.  My Simplicity 7330 and my Bernina 1011.

I made the medium size with a blue cotton from JoAnn's.  I like a firm collar, so I interfaced both collar pieces.

Then I decided to have another old friend, my Singer 6268, help me to make a shirt with a sheet.  One thing I did different this time is use the straight stitch needle plate with the straight stitch foot.   This made a real difference in keeping the topstitching straight.


Simplicity 7330 was used, but I inserted darts in the back like Islander #228.






Thanks for stopping.

7 comments:

  1. These look great! Nothing like having that "go to" pattern.

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  2. Those are great shirts. Your workmanship is great. Really like the plaid one

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  3. Great work, Wil. Your hems look perfect. I see the 1011 for sale all the time. I've always been curious about it and you've prompted me to consider it more seriously (like I need another machine).

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  4. Those shirts look good on you. The older machines are often much better (or at least equally as good) as the new ones. I still have the one I learned to sew on in the 80s. Works fine.

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  5. Extremely slick, locating the back darts right on the vertical lines on the plaid design. Plaid matching across center front is perfect. You should be proud of this shirt!

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