Friday, July 24, 2009

Shirt in Progress

I have progressed on the shirt, and put the collar/collar band on. The collar band is a tricky, and an area that if not sewn precisely, screams homemade! I used Pam's tutorial for applying the collar and band. It turned out perfectly! Yippee! I bow to this shirt maker, extraordinaire! If anyone can build a shirt, it is her.



I'm using a red plaid print for the inside of the collar band. I needed this to go together nicely for me today. It did. And, it made me happy!


It feels soooooo good to sew again!

19 Talk to me:

JoanneM said...

This looks fantastic.So professional. Well done!

Trudy Callan said...

I absolutely love the plaid inside of the collar band. Looks better than ready made.

Sherril said...

That collar looks very professional Gwen. I'm glad you're actually sewing for yourself this time.

Carol said...

A beautiful job on the collar. I've been working hard to get them right as well and I think I've finally got it right. Still scares the life out of me every time I go to sew one, but yours is perfect!

Lena said...

Your shirt looks beautiful!
I bow myself to Pam too!
I inserted today a collar and became perfect he.
Pam is a grate schirtmaker and her blog is very useful for us :-)

Sue said...

Great collar and band - very professional!

Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

Gwen...what a wonderful collar ! Love the fabrics!

...and I'm glad my tutorial was useful to you :)

Linda T said...

Looks perfect to me! Glad the collar was such a success!

Rose said...

You must be proud of your workmanship on the collar. Great choice of fabric! I'm glad that you are back from Sickville and sewing!!

Elaray said...

The red collarband really spices up the shirt! Looks great!

Cindy said...

Gwen- The shirt looks very tailored and professional. I love the plaid.

I am switching gears from dresses to shirts for the fall. A good change. Although, a shirtdress may appear.

I am glad that you are back sewing. I bet it feels great! You are so talented and a sewing experts. When I read your comments, they are always spot-on. I learn a lot from you.

j.kaori said...

Good to hear you and your husband are feeling better! Your shirt collar looks professional --- thank you for the reference to the tutorial!

Janet Pray said...

Gwen,
Your shirt looks wonderful. Pam and I share the love of shirtmaking and I hope you are now hooked as well. Pam has the best shirt interfacings I have found. I use her Pro Woven and Pro sheer and recommend them in my shirt patterns.
Keep sewing.
Sincerely Sew,
Janet Pray, Islander Sewing Systems

Susan said...

That's a great, whimsical touch.

Emily said...

I just posted pictures of the baby doll big I made for my doll if you would like to come and see it. I'll be posting pictures my next project on Monday or Tuesday of next week.

Emily, Age 8
www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

Lindsay T said...

It does feel good to sew after a break, right?! Glad you're doing well. Love the shirt.

Cennetta said...

Great job on the collar.

Rachel said...

That collar looks wonderful!!! Thanks for the link to the tutorial.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

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