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Friday, August 20, 2010

1/2 sleeve summer shirt - Finished

Here it is.  Yes I know, it turned out long sleeve.  I went a little overboard on the ruffles.  I still like it.

I got a really nice compliment on it from the local cashier at Walmart.  She asked where she could get one like it.  I told her I made it and it was my own design.  She told me I was very talented.  (HA fooled her).

Anyway, below is the sleeve detail.  I really like them.

Lessons learned -

1.  Measure sleeves a lot better.  To be 1/2 sleeve I needed a much shorter ruffle and shorter sleeves.

2.  I need more practice setting in sleeves.

3.  I, maybe, should have ironed the fabric before I started cutting.  (I hate ironing).

Saturday, August 14, 2010

1/2 sleeve summer shirt - Day 4

Well, the kids are gone :( so back to sewing.

I put the other sleeve on and sewed up the sides and under the sleeve.  I have to hem it and it's done.  I tried it on and it looks good, although I have to hand stitch a bit of the neckline in the back to make it lie right.

I really need more practice setting in sleeves.  It looks OK, but I know what I had to jury-rig to get it to work right.

I will post pictures later.

Monday, August 2, 2010

1/2 sleeve summer shirt - Day three

I got the ruffles pinned and sewn on.  Wow, I'm going to have to re-think the ruffled petticoat I've been thinking about.  Not hard just really time consuming.

Then came the setting on of the sleeve.  Until now I've only done drop shoulder sleeves or a simple Tunic type sleeve.  This time I wanted the shoulder seam to be at my natural shoulder.  I had cut out the sleeve as a large rectangle.  When I pinned the sleeve to the body I realized that to fit it in properly I was going to have to trim the top of the sleeve to an angle.  So, I sewed the top of the sleeve to the body then pinned it to the sides.  I sewed it up and trimmed the excess.  It was a bit cumbersome but it looks right.

My Granddaughter is visiting this week, so the rest may have to wait.

Happy Gamma!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Hand Made Snoods, Belt pouchs and Wrist Bags for Sale

I'm trying to earn extra cash by selling snoods, belt pouches and wrist bags. The wrist bags are in a shell pattern with a cord done by hand on a lucet. The snoods come in sizes small (10" diameter), medium (12" diameter), large (14" diameter) and XLarge (16" diameter).  The belt pouches are 6.5 x 5 and fit a 1" belt (this can be customized as needed).

If you have ever wanted a snood but couldn't wear them because the standard is too small or large I can help. I sew a comb in the top to help them stay in place. Name your color, and I can do it. I also make beaded ones and can add a metallic thread.

Match your wrist bag and belt pouch to your snood. They are all made of cotton crochet thread.

Leave me a comment here with what you are interested in and how to get in touch with you.