Monday, July 31, 2006

Shoulder Seams

Sorry for not blogging lately - family things. I have only managed to finish the shoulder seams on the jacket but I am hopeful I will get back at it tomorrow.
shoulder seam
In this photo, the shoulder seam has been sewn and I am about to press it as flat as I can. It is difficult with this fabric that does not crease easily.
shoulder fell
Since the fabric doesn't crease easily (good for later when my niece is wearing it however!), making the fold for the flat fell on the shoulder seam is tricky, especially at the bulky points where other seams intersect. But I persevered.
shoulder pin
I wasn't going to pin down the fold as I usually do around the armscye but I realized that I could get myself into trouble at the halfway point, when the folded fabric would begin to lump and buckle. So I stuck a thimble on my finger - the fabric is very tough to stick pins through - and slowly folded and pinned my way around the armscye. Then I went 'round again with the zipper foot, sewing down the flat fell. I'm glad that's over.

3 comments:

Candi the Oblate said...

I love your blog - thanks for all the work that goes into it. I hope you will keep sewing and blogging and helping those of us who aspire to sew as well as you!

Candi
Oregon, USA

JuliaR said...

Hi Candi, glad you like my blog! I will keep going but I have had some things keeping me from blogging just lately. But I have to finish that jacket - it's a gift! Soon.

Debbie Cook said...

The jacket is looking great! I hope your family stuff settles down and you're back to sewing and blogging soon. But I know how life interrupts us when we least want it to.