Jul 1, 2012
Can I offer you a glass of ice-cold sangria?
Michael made this yummy drink (with Chardonnay, fruit, and mint) last night and it was very refreshing, though I conked out shortly after drinking it.
It has been so very hot here these last few days. When it gets like this I don't even want to go outside if I can avoid it. Which is just as well since there is sewing to be done!
Readers, do you remember this very lightweight white cotton shirt I made two years ago (to the month)? The fabric is perhaps voile -- or is it lawn? I get all those light cottons confused. It's not crisp but rather droopy. Anyway, I never liked the way that collar band looked; it flopped, even with starch, and it was also too wide (i.e. high).
So this morning I removed it and replaced it with a regular collar.
I ripped the stitches out of the band (remember, a band is what you have if you don't have a full collar; a stand is the "band" when it supports the collar. I think I learned that from David Coffin.
I cut the inside stand from a similar weight lavender cotton. The outer stand is white (and interfaced), as is the collar.
Then I attached collar to shirt (using my Featherweight).
Voila! I like this much better. And the lavender should show less dirt.
Oh, more good news! Remember my pink linen shirt with the hem that wouldn't lie flat? Well after wearing it out once and letting it hang for a few days, it relaxed. Isn't that interesting?
Lest you think I am neglecting my navy linen blazer project, I opened the pattern and cut it out. Next step, a muslin.
In closing, readers, do you ever re-visit old projects years later and tweak them, either because you want a different look or you never really liked the way the garment came out, or both? It's not something I've done often, but I do do it from time to time.
Happy sultry Sunday sewing, everybody. Stay hydrated!