Friday, 28 December 2012

In Sewing News Today...

Just a reminder that there is a Holiday Pattern Give-Away going on, Vogue 8684 is up for grabs.

It is a pattern that is rated "Highly Recommended" by several peeps over at

Just follow the first link above and leave a comment before I wake up tomorrow morning and finish my morning coffee.

In other sewing news, I'm back working on my silk jacket, McCall's 9264.

I have to admit that I was a bit perplexed with the collar installation. I'm going to chalk it up to holiday fatigue and allergy induced sinus headache.

The pattern has an under collar that is cut on the bias and the collar that is cut on the grain. The under collar and collar are not stitched together before being sewn onto the neckline. Instead the collar is stitched to the facing pieces. And the under collar to the neckline. The facing and collar are stitched to the under collar and jacket. Throw in a lot of clipping of curves and grading of seams.

It worked out perfectly! The McCall's pattern instructions are wonderful as long as you're not reading them while dealing with a sinus headache. Now I'm on a roll, my second cup of coffee and about to install the sleeves.

Happy Sewing!


  1. Oh! I just cut that dress out in a frisky cheetah! Love it!

    1. What? That's a Vogue pattern! I can't wait to see it.

  2. That colour of the jacket is gorgeous! Glad the collar behaved and came together...J

    1. I love the colour too, even though I hummed and worried it would be too bright.


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