So, I was back at the machine with renewed enthusiasm to try and get this collar sorted. Usually on these occasions a fresh start is all it needs, but it just wasn’t happening for me again! 

After 2 attempts to get it right yesterday I added another three to my tally today. 

I just don’t know what my problem was: they were either the wrong way round or upside down. Eventually I hit on the idea of writing ‘top’ on the pattern and all the pieces. Helpfully (or not) the top of the collar (I.e the bit highest up when sewing) is at the bottom of the pattern piece if you turn it upside down. Perhaps the overall issue was with my spacial awareness!

Whatever, that didn’t work either because I finally realised I needed to sew the bottom of the collar not the top and , hey presto, it worked. Talk about a learning curve – and I’m still not sure I could do it again. I wouldn’t mind, but it’s not the first ever collar I’ve done. I had no problems with my shirt patterns previously. 

However, onwards and upwards. At least I can be getting on with the rest of the dress now. I’ll keep you posted. 



6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Linda of Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!
    Apr 28, 2015 @ 06:29:56

    Very nice! You got it this time! Can’t wait to see the finished dress!


  2. qplourde
    Apr 28, 2015 @ 02:31:42

    Very nice! I love those vintage looking dresses.


  3. laflor5233
    Apr 27, 2015 @ 21:39:30

    Looking good.


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