Collars and Buttons

9 Jun

It’s a beautiful day here in Baltimore. I actually started my morning at 7:00 a.m. at the Waverly Farmer’s Market before coming home to sew. Well, I puttered around for a few hours, took a nap and then got up and started sewing.

I love lemonade.

I have pressed the pleats into the BWOF 5-2007-121 skirt, pin basted and have sewn the front and back together. I shortened the skirt by a good six inches. I wanted it to be just above the knee and it was hitting me mid calf in the muslin. Which put the eyelet at medical exam height. Needless to say, I will be lining the skirt.


I finished the pleats in the bodice, have sewn it together at the shoulders and attached the collar. Umm, oops.


It’s hard to explain, but I haven’t done this correctly. The collar does not turn out the way it should. There’s a pleat or wrinkle or something. It’s better on one side than the other. I think I know how to fix it. But, I have to run out to my friend T.’s engagement party. I’ll try to sort it out in the a.m.


Our staff photographer got this shot of me last week in my BWOF Dolman while I was intently reading my Crackberry. The hem looks uneven and I look a little pregnant, but I’m and it’s not. Just very bad posture and late for a meeting.

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5 Responses to “Collars and Buttons”

  1. The Slapdash Sewist June 10, 2007 at 02:01 #

    That picture is fantastic! Very urban fashion photography.

    As you said on the phone, it does look like maybe you didn’t use quite enough seam allowance on the collar. I think. Precision not being my strong suit, I can’t really tell.

  2. Ariane C June 10, 2007 at 02:14 #

    The picture makes you look like a model for a magazine or ad! The dress looks good, I didn’t notice the uneven hem or anything.

  3. Anonymous June 10, 2007 at 02:32 #

    Very artistic — I love it! In fact, I recognized the dress before I noticed it was you, how cool is that?!?
    pamici

  4. Tany June 10, 2007 at 09:22 #

    Love the picture, Cidell!

  5. Carolyn (cmarie12) June 10, 2007 at 16:58 #

    You made me laugh out loud at the medical exam height! Yeah, I would say that calls for some lining! *LOL* LOVE the picture of you in the Cosmopolitian dress and please you are the only one who noticed the hem and the tummy! I just thought it was a really kewl picture of you in that great dress!

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