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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Jalie 2921 revisited

One of my most annoying and tiring traits is my difficulty in letting things go if I think there is anything else I can do. In fact there have been moments when I have distinguished myself by an inability to recognize when a particular investment is no longer giving returns and that it would be best to give up.

What that looks like when I sew (apart from getting up in the middle of the night to take out a sleeve that is bugging me and put it in again) is that when I make something I like and I wish I had done one little thing differently is that I have to make another one right away and but this time make it right.

That's why I had another go at Jalie 2921 and this time stretched the collar between the shoulder seam so it would cup my neck but keeping the sides of the V neckline 1 to 1. This actually meant shortening the collar pinned between the two shoulder seams by a full 3" but I am so happy with the result.

Much more scarf like and a nicer fill-in of the neckline IMO.

I can tell already that this is going to be a favourite shirt.

1 comment:

Sewfast said...

Bqrbara...I thought I was the only one who did things like that! Nice to know I'm in good company! Lovely top!