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Summer sews

badgermat

Summer sews
« on: January 02, 2021, 07:46:38 AM »
It's been almost exactly a year since I started this journey and I've made a few tings in that time. Laptop sleeves, tote bags, many, many alterations and some outfits for my grandson.

I've also managed a couple of complete garments. Few have warranted wearing, still less showing off. But I've finally completed two things I'm actually happy with. Well, more or less :)

First is a jumpsuit for my wife, made from an In The Folds Peppermint pattern  https://inthefolds.com/jumpsuit-pattern . Second is a shirt from a book pattern
www.amazon.co.uk/Gentlemans-Wardrobe-Vintage-Style-Projects-Modern/dp/1861087470 .

Lessons learned: fabric choice is everything, interfacing comes in more than one weight, never underestimate the aggravation of flat-felled seaming. Oh yes, and the biggie: before stitching, make sure you have things the right way around :/

bm






UttaRetch

Re: Summer sews
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2021, 07:51:51 AM »
Success.  I particularly like your shirt.
What goes around comes around.

Ploshkin

Re: Summer sews
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2021, 09:25:33 AM »
Those both look great @badgermat and a good fit (which is probably the hardest bit).
I'm assuming you did 'proper' flat felled seams.  A faux flat felled seam works well and, unless someone rips your shirt off you, no one will know.  You sew a normal seam either with an overlocker or straight stitch then zig zag the two edges together and trim.  Then press the seam to one side and do one or two lines of topstitch. 
I always use that for shirts and jeans.
Life's too short for ironing.

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Summer sews
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2021, 10:00:40 AM »
They look great!

Acorn

Re: Summer sews
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2021, 10:14:02 AM »
Brilliant!   :thumbsup: 
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

badgermat

Re: Summer sews
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2021, 10:14:35 AM »
I'm assuming you did 'proper' flat felled seams. 

Haha ... yes I did. That's why it took me so many practice runs to get it right :)

I didn't discover "faux-felled" seams until very recently. But now I'm a bit of a convert.

bm

Ellabella

Re: Summer sews
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2021, 10:20:17 AM »
Both garments are lovely.  I particularly like the fabric of your shirt.

Efemera

Re: Summer sews
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2021, 10:28:32 AM »
Well done...

Ohsewsimple

Re: Summer sews
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2021, 11:55:36 AM »
Great job. 

Morzel

Re: Summer sews
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2021, 14:36:11 PM »
Great fit on both of you. Wonderful summery fabric.  :thumbsup:
Eva

William

Re: Summer sews
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2021, 13:48:51 PM »
Wow! Well done!  :thumbsup: Both are great, but i particularly like the shirt!

What is the material you have chosen? For only one year - WOW!!!

William David

badgermat

Re: Summer sews
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2021, 20:02:43 PM »
What is the material you have chosen? For only one year - WOW!!!

Thanks. The shirt is in a mid-weight Korean linen and the jumpsuit in a heavier cotton twill.

The linen was great to work with, very stable and forgiving of the occasional need to unpick and re-do.

bm