The polka dot top is almost done. I was going to post progress on Sunday, but I only had the hand sewing left to do, so I wanted to wait until it was all done to do a full writeup.
The handsewing is taking a while. Since I’ve underlined everything, I’m stitching the sleeve facings, neck facing and hem with the catchstitch. This is the first time I’ve done a catchstitch. Boy, does that stitch eat up the thread! Every time I breathe, I’m rethreading my needle. I like the way it looks, however. I also have some snaps to stitch. I’ll be sewing them on with a buttonhole stitch. I don’t remember where I first saw a picture of a snap done with this stitch rather than a whipstitch, but it looked so professional. I knew I had to try it.
Full pictures, inside and out, coming in the near future. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at one detail I’m crazy about:
Once I’m done with the coral outfit, I’ll finally be moving on to the Fall Palette Challenge. I’ve purchased the fabric and supplies for a wearable muslin of my next project. I’m as excited about the prospect of the wearable muslin as I am the actual project itself. Details on that soon as well.
Tagged: 1950s, belt, sewing, Simplicity 4047, vintage
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