The neck binding is wider on this version. I like the look. The length is the same as the previous pink pajama version. What do you think of these proportions? I might try an inch shorter and compare. THANK YOU for all the feedback yesterday on skirt and top lengths and proportions. It's wonderful having more eyes to evaluate.
I took out the extra ease I'd added in the hips by moving the edge of the tissue paper over the one inch and then drew the new line with a French curve. This was the raw edge, not the seam line. I stitched 5/8" inside of that without cutting the excess off because I wanted to see...
... if it was truly unnecessary before doing something permanent. Some of it was and some of it wasn't. In the end, I took the extra ease out of the front and left it in the back by pinning the back to the front as shown above - one inch over. This time, I trimmed away the excess to make stitching easier. Bigger in the back is not a new discovery. It's something I've worked with before on skirts and pants - typically by going down a size in the front and up a size in the back and splitting the circumference in a way that works for me.
Remember when I said that I thought the sleeve cap needed just a smidgen more height for me. It truly was a smidgen. Above, the Vogue 9057 pattern is on the top and my T & T sleeve is underneath. The cap is slightly higher on the T & T and there is more shape as you can see by the dotted red lines. The bicep is identical in width. With the...
... underarm seam, the Vogue 9057 sleeve was longer and slimmer. I placed the curve of that seam line over my T & T 3/4 length sleeve pattern and traced more shape into it. It's slight and yet the resulting sleeve is FABULOUS. Just a little better than before. I love being able to fine-tune the fit of my clothing.
I sewed the t-shirt Wednesday evening. It took just over an hour from start to finish and will make a great addition to my wardrobe. It'd take me far longer to try to find an only okay RTW version. I am SO GLAD that I sew. Over the next couple weeks - in-between other projects - I plan to sew a few more basic t-shirts like this and then move on to more adventurous knit tops.
Yesterday morning, I started work on Diane's new Ventana jacket pattern. I've heard great reviews so far. That's good. I bought the pattern after I tried on one of Diane's samples when I was in Oregon in December. It fit well and had potential... and... even so... I'm starting with a muslin because this is a great pattern to play with and I want to know it fits exactly the way I want before I start playing.
Could I have some feedback on how the double picture format is working please? I've been placing pictures side by side so you can compare what I'm talking about in the text below but if they're not showing up on your monitor that way, I'd like to know. Also I have no idea how this looks on other formats like tablets. It just might not be the best choice. Let me know. Thanks.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - a week of uninterrupted hours - YES YES
Often the best gift you can give yourself is time alone - some time to ask your questions and listen quietly for answers.
- Katrina Mayor