Sunday, 11 October 2015

Fixing Necklines

Although I have the skills to make my own clothes, the fact is, I'd rather be quilting. So, the only thing that gets me behind a machine clothing wise is alterations for my DH (re-attaching that irritating loop on jackets that he insists on using!) and shirts for myself. Quilting fabric is just too lovely not to turn into a shirt or 5 and of course, my collars. My favourite collar is my Kaffee Fassett collar which I added to an otherwise neglected black jumper. Now, I wear it all the time. That is the allure of wearing quilting fabric. Well, I have this top and I love the print but when I sit down or reach over, the neckline gapes and exposes me. I was considering buying a second top and cutting it up for the matching fabric, but it's been a while since I purchased it now and it's no longer available.

So, I've been hunting for the right shade of blue. Well, I found it at last and finally added a collar to this shirt. I'm in two minds whether or not this works. I think collars make everything better and they certainly do a lot for me, but I may have reached my first exception. I  hope I haven't ruined the whole thing. Right now, it feels a bit, well, ugly. I don't know. The fact is, I couldn't wear this top without some kind of add-age so I might just live with it regardless.

I had no one around to snap me in my new red shirt, but I can tell you it's finished and it looks just fine, I'm really happy with it.
With just 10 weeks to Christmas, I think it's about time to get my popular pattern 12 Days of Christmas back up in my shop. I took it down to fix a typo...and somehow forgot about it! I'll be getting my patterns Christmas ready, even if I'm not.

And I'm not.

10 weeks feels like tomorrow to me.

4 comments:

  1. Looks nice Esther, perhaps instead of a collar a scalloped edge or something other than the collar? I agree that it needs something, but I think the collar is a bit much with the print. Just my thoughts but I like your idea.

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  2. I think the blue looks very nice. Thank you for all the wonderful quilt patterns you share. I appreciate them even if I don't get them appliqued and pieced. Blessings, Gretchen

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  3. You are so clever with the collars Esther, what a difference to the top, looks great !

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  4. It solves the problem gives you another quick top to pop on and lets you get on with quilting LOL Well after all that I like it, it brings the blue out in the main blouse. Stay with it and go play with your Xmas design. Cheers Glenda

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