Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I have been loving celebrating the boy this month with MADE and madebyrae. Every morning I wake up and check to find the day's boy inspired projects first thing.
This 90-min-shirt tutorial was calling my name, and despite the dozen half-finished projects waiting for my attention, I started one right away.
-Cut the ribbing two inches shorter and stretch it a little while sewing it on so that after it is sewn it will automatically pull itself back into the right shape. I did this on the cuffs and wish I had done it on the collar too.
-Also, I don't own a serger so I just rolled a 1/4 inch under on the top side of the ribbing before folding it in half. Then, I sewed two parallel lines about an 1/8 of an inch apart. I gives it a bit more polished look.
This is my first time working with knit and it was surprisingly less scary than expected especially when using my new ball point needle. It's nice to have the fabric give a little. And I'm so in love with the easiness of the envelope collar when setting in sleeves I just might marry one.