Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sew-Along #15 - Sketchbook Shirt + Shorts - Lesson #3

The Sketchbook Shirt + Shorts

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Please read the directions in your Sketchbook pattern all the way through before you begin.  It's also a good idea to read through this sew-along lesson before starting.

All right - today we get to start to see a shirt come alive!!!!!!!!!!

Grab the fronts and back that we worked on yesterday, turn your iron on, and let's get started.

  • Take your Back and fold the outer yoke down (this is the side that is ALL right sides).
  • Take the inner yoke and line it up with the Front shoulder right sides together.

  • Pin in place and sew.

  • Repeat for the other side.
  • Press both shoulder seams down toward the yoke.
  • Now you are going to wrap the outer yoke around the outside and pin the shoulder together (your fabric may get a little bulky, but just push it out of your sewing area.

  • Press your seams well.

The Collar:
Note: Suzanne does not cover this but the pattern instructions mention using interfacing on one of the collar pieces.  If you purchased a kit you did receive enough interface to do this step.  It will make your collar crisper.
  • Take your collar pieces and lay them out right sides together.

  • Pin together and sew around the sides and outside curve.

  • Trim your seam allowance to 1/8".

  • Turn and press. Make sure to push out your corners with a turning tool or chopstick.

Attaching the Collar:
  • Open your collar so that you have the two layers separate.
  • Pin the underlayer of the collar to the shirt neckline making sure to match the notches with the shoulder seams and center back.

  • Stitch in place.  Make sure that you go slowly and don't catch any extra fabric or create any puckers as you sew.
  • Trim your seam allowance to 1/4.

  • Take the raw edge of your collar and press it in to the collar 1/2".
  • Press the collar in place.
  • Pin well.
  • Edge stitch the inner fold of the collar (you could also stitch in the ditch from the opposite side, but I like edge stitching as the inside of the collar is typically seen more than the outside which is hidden under the collar itself).

  • You will now top stitch your collar - I like to make sure that my stitching on the front matches the placket stitching as much as possible. (I chose two rows of stitching, you only need one.)

  • Fold your collar over and press well with a good amount of steam and some spray starch if you have it so that the collar will lay properly.

  • Take your two sleeves (I am doing short sleeve, if you have questions about the long sleeve, just ask and I'll help you out as much as possible!)
  • Lay them out so that they are mirror images of one another.
  • Run a basting stitch along the top of each sleeve from marking to marking - this will help ease your sleeve into place.

  • Lay your sleeve on top of your shirt, right sides together.

  • Pin in place along the curve.

  • Sew and finish your raw edge with a serger or a zig zag stitch.

  • Repeat on the other sleeve.

That's it, we are done for the day - Monday this shirt is really going to take shape!

* If you would like to enter the prize drawing, please make sure you submit a picture of your completed Lesson 3 to the Facebook Album by 12:00 noon CT, Monday, July 14th.


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