Sunday, September 30, 2012

Liberty II

More progress today; the collar is attached.

I changed up the collar on this top mainly because I was a little short of fabric. The original collar is a cross between a Peter Pan and a mandarin (banded)  style, and the pattern piece for it is very curved. It's almost a circle shape. Not enough with the pieces remaining after cutting out the main pieces. Basically my version is a strip of fabric cut crossgrain and folded. After basting fabric the neckline and playing around with various looks, I decided on a mandarin style collar with a slight gap at center front.

I am terrible with tutorials because I forget to take pictures as I go. This time was no exception. I chalked the design line I wanted onto the basted collar, then removed it, added seam allowances to each end, and trimmed off the excess. I probably should have at least traced off a pattern piece for the future, but I didn't even get around to doing that. Oh well.

I also prepared the facings so they're ready to be attached. Then I pressed up the sleeve hems. It's a nice step to take before sewing up the sleeves because it's easier to press flat pieces. Then, once the sleeves are made, you can touch up the hem crease and be good to go.


shams said...

That is very cute, Nancy!

I'm sorry I didn't get to see you while in NM. It wasn't until later I realized that you are in Albuquerque and I really was there for just minutes.

I LOVE your state! :D

Patricia said...

Looking good Nancy! love the fabric and the collar is very clever. Can't wait for the reveal.

NancyDaQ said...

No problem, shams! You had mentioned you were on a tight schedule so I totally understand. I'm glad you had such a great experience at DOL.

Martha said...

I really like your changes to the Liberty. I made it once and keep intending to make another. Actually it would be cute sleeveless, wouldn't it? I would not have thought of that without seeing yours in progress. Of course, at this time of year the long sleeves are better. But still more options. Thanks for sharing!

NancyDaQ said...

Hi Martha, yes! I think it would be interesting without sleeves.

desertnetti said...

I have to say I really like your version of the Liberty. I've been tempted to try this pattern. I love your fabric choice! I can just see it with a cute pair of jeans, a scarf in your hair and in an old convertible!