Tuesday, September 25, 2007
White Shirt Update
I wanted to fix the elastic in the sleeves of that white shirt I made last week. I think I figured out how to alter the pattern so there is more sleeve definition, but I can't do that to the already sewn shirt. The elastic though was definately too tight in the sleeves. Should have trusted the pattern! I just unpicked a little of the casing under the arm and took out the elastic. I tried the shirt on again, and it REALLY changed how it fits! It not so tight looking across the bust now. I think I might just leave the elastic out! I stil want to add back darts though. And, of course, when hemming it, my bobbin ran out with about two inches left to sew. I don't have enough white to wind another bobbin. I have the next shade of white, but it's definately 'off-white' when next to the white shirt! And, I don't like the hem. I folded it twice and presses, and zigzagged over the folded edge. It's much too stiff for the shirt and it looses that billowy feeling. Any suggestions? The cotton really frays so it needs something.