It was cooler yesterday but still warmer than the normal temperature for this time of year. The sun shone, the wind blew, and you had to wear a light coat outdoors. It rained quite hard last evening which was great. We need every drop we can get before winter sets in.
I started out yesterday with a piece of fabric on the cutting table. I pinned on the shirt pattern and lengthened the sleeves as I went along. I cut out the pieces as I needed them and finally finished cutting them out mid morning. I then attacked the interfacing and got that part done. By lunch time, I was ready to sew on the collar.
After fueling up, I went down and got the collar and collar band onto the shirt. I tried it differently this time as I had read about this method maybe 4 years ago. Rather than finish off the collar band on the inside of the neckline, you do it on the outside. The finished collar band looks perfect this way. I am converted.
The shirt in a full length shot. I have serged the seams prior to sewing them together and have added vertical darts to the front and back for a slim fit.
After I got home in the late afternoon and while dinner cooked, I hand sewed the collar band in place and topped stitched it down. I was where I wanted to be for the day. It needs the collar and band pressed good.
Last evening was our knitting night out. There were 6 of us and we laughed and carried on teasing each other. I actually ripped out one row 3 times, got it completed, did the next row and have to ripped it out as I found a mistake. These slippers are going to be done one day.
Today I have to be in the city to shop and have my hair cut. Then I want to get home in time to put the plackets in the sleeves. I won’t get much more than that done as I tutor a student tonight.