New Sleeves, Redo Collar

11 Apr

Nothing like having to pick our serged set-in sleeves. Boo! They were way way to slim. Of course, I measured #127 from the February Burda *after* sewing them in. They measure just under 13 inches. My biceps are just over 12 inches. So, I slashed and spread and added about 1.5 inches.

I’m also pretty sure I cut the new sleeves off-grain. But, I rather wavey and loose than tight and on-grain!

I’ve also got the collar inserted and I’ll be buying a zipper today from Joann Fabric.  Well, right now I’m about to re-sew in the collar. It’s off my 1/2 an inch. I’ll likely sew well into the night to get this puppy done to wear to work and my dinner date with Robin on Monday.

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6 Responses to “New Sleeves, Redo Collar”

  1. Robin April 11, 2010 at 16:24 #

    a ha ha, I finished a pair of chinos to wear to my date with Miss Celie. :)

  2. Sewista Fashionista April 11, 2010 at 19:28 #

    Excellent way to show folks how to enlarge a sleeve by having the tissue on top and the fabric showing through. Godspeed for your sewing frenzy finishing in the time you want. You’ll have to show us what it looks like at finish.

  3. vicki April 11, 2010 at 19:30 #

    Good luck!

  4. Lindsay T April 12, 2010 at 08:52 #

    What is it with Burda and their teeny biceps? Lucky you could save this. I enjoyed your review of Gus Woolens. Let’s hear it for the independent fabric merchants!

  5. kathleen April 12, 2010 at 10:50 #

    It’s not just you -I always have to enlarge Burda sleeves. I use the pivot and slide method but it works just the same :)
    Your collar looks great!


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