So with the holidays thrown in there, my progress on the shirt has been slow. But we are getting there!
Here is what I have completed so far. (Sorry about some of the lighting in the pics.)
After sewing the cuff openings, I sewed the cuffs on to the sleeves and here I am slip stitching the lining of one of the cuffs in place:
Here is a photo of the edge stitching on the cuff….so much nicer!
The next step was to sew the bands on the shirt front. Here I am slip stitching the band front facing in place:
Oh, an action shot of the edge stitching in progress on that front band 🙂
A close up shot of the completed pocket and shirt front.
Here I wanted to take a pic of the completed sleeve cuff, bottom hem and front band to show the edge stitching. I used a white thread rather than the heather gray and I think it accents nicely.
Full shirt before collar addition:
The next 4 pics are the collar and I have to say that was a royal pain in the b…
I used my serger thank goodness and that helped with the fullness of all those layers, but I just had a hard time with the collar band laying flat/nicely with the front band of the shirt. Luckily when I slip stitched the collar band lining, I was able to get it to lay flat.
Good that part is DONE! Now onto the finishing touches….buttonholes. I love my babylock buttonholer. It is so easy to use.
Sleeve buttonholes are done and the first button hole on the front band done and guess what? I ran OUT of thread.
I will do another update as soon as I can get to the store to buy more thread.
Until then, Happy stitching to you!