Thursday, January 27, 2022

Another Flannel Shirt and Another Singer

Time for another flannel shirt.  I decided I wanted it a little more fitted, so I used Simplicity 8427.  I made it in size 40 with two inches added to the sleeves.  I used size 40 because otherwise it is too fitted.

I found in my old blogs that I used Simplicity 2741 many times.  I like this pattern, but I substitute the tower-placket for the continuous-placket on the sleeve cuff.  Interesting thing is I used a small with two inches added to the sleeve with this pattern and it fits fine.

I used my new to me Singer 237. I bought it from Goodwill.  It was made in 1969 and is one of the last all metal machines made by Singer.  It uses a class 15 bobbin. It must not have been used in years, because it was seized-up when I got it and I needed to really lube it up.  Now it runs and sews great.  The only minus on this machine is the presser-foot doesn't lift up real high, making it difficult to sew thick fabrics or use a buttonholer.

I bought several different plaids from Joann's during the Super Friday Sale.  I decided to use a blue one which has lines in it, but not too much plaid.

I inserted lightweight interfacing in the button plackets and the pocket top.  I used heavy interfacing in the collar, collar stand, and cuffs.

I used my Greist buttonholer for the button holes.

Here it is.

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Thursday, January 6, 2022

McCall's 7638 Shirt-Jacket

 After completing the muslin in my previous blog, I dove into making the real one.  I am making figure A in large with one inch added to the sleeves.

I am using my Bernina 930 to sew it using some flannel I bought while visiting Joe's mom in Juneau, AK.  The sherpa lining was ordered from Joann's.

I am glad I decided to make a large,  it fits fine with the lining.  The only thing I did different from the directions is to add interfacing to the front plackets.  Otherwise I followed the directions, even the cuff opening on the seam.  Yes, a very simple pattern.

We had some snow, this shacket was plenty warm in the 32 degree weather for the photo shoot.   It might be more of a jacket with the super-warm sherpa lining.

Time for another project.

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