Saturday, August 28, 2010

Experiment - the finale

I've finished inserting the sleeves, sewing side seams, top stitching and a very narrow hem. The narrow hem was done using a new technique for me. I sewed a line of stitching very close (1/8inch) away from the edge of the shirt. Then pressed it up once. Pressed it up again; sewed it up using a short stitch (2.0mm). No puckering, no tucks, just a nice flat professional looking hem. Now realize, in reworking this shirt, I've avoided making the collar, collar stand, cuffs and the button and buttonholes. That's a lot of work saved. If you like a tailored look without a lot work, this could be the way to go.

I'm pleased with the results. I have a few more shirts that'll be done the same way.

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