8/3/08

Another Glorious Morning & 2nd Time

Enjoyed another glorious morning outside, watched DH & Bro tend to the lawn, but it looks like DH is doing more playing than working... don't ja think...lol

The second time with B4985 was more time consuming than the first. However, I did notice one thing that I didn't do the first time and made some changes as I went along.

Not sure how I let that slip by, but I forgot to finish the edges on the front facings the first time. I used the zigzag stitch to finish the front facing edges, which is the first time I'm using that stitch on my new machine.Used white interfacing and didn't have to worry about bleeding through. I'm still wondering how that happened with the first blouse.
Instead of baste stitching the raw edges of the collar band to the neck edge I cut very thin strips of HeatnBond, ironed and then final stiched collar band to the neck edge.I changed the sleeves a little, by easing the sleeve cap into the armhole and omitting the gathers at the sleeve hem as well as not using the sleeve band. Instead I used clear 1/4" elastic along the sleeve hem - stretching as I sewed. As usual I had no idea what type of buttons I wanted and sifted through my button box and came up with these....
A lil bling bling....lol
To change the distance between buttonholes I use a quilter's ruler and instead of the recommended 2-1/2", I spaced them 2" apart. Here is a closer look.... What do you think? What remains are finishing the buttonholes, sewing on the buttons and hemming.
Off to make some buttonholes.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

10 comments:

urbanknitrix said...

Looking good!!

del said...

Look at that big, pretty yard!

Love the top & those blingy buttons.

Cas... said...

I see you are working it out! You are doing a great job!

Mary Sarah said...

Great new top! Beeeautiful! The crochet baby blanket is too cute. I'm amazed at how fast you knit and crochet....

Lashell said...

The top is coming out beautifully

Pajnstl said...

i am SOOO stealing that heat n bond trick! yup sure am! lol

Looks good chic

Faye Lewis said...

Very pretty, love the color.

Lesalicious said...

Your blouse is coming along I see. I see you about to bling it up. Great job. Can't wait until I see the finish project.:)

Daisy said...

I truly like the color of the fabric. And, that pattern is wonderful.

Cennetta said...

Beautiful blouses.