Okay, on the job again!

My order From JoAnn’s with the fabric stabilizer arrived. I never saw anything that said how wide it was so only ordered 2 yards thinking it was probably was wide as the iron on interfacing of many ears ago, but it wasn’t so I just applied it to the top yoke part where I needed to cut. I think that’ll be fine and it really really helped with the cut and sew part! I wasn’t really sure what I was doing to it my all peel off eventually but it seems fine now.

 

I ran a top stitch around the neckline when i had it sewn together just to make sure noting starts raveling.  and then I basted the thing together and tried it on. It may be a little wide across the chest, it’s hard to really fit something to yourself, but it’s not tight, even in the sleeve. I won’t post everything here but if you have any questions let me know and I’ll see if I can answer them.  I zigzaged all the seams. One thing I discovered about my sewing, maybe it’s from making doll clothes, but I tend to run my seams too narrow, had to redo a couple.

So now I have to figure out how to finished the neckline. I usually knit or crochet an edging but  with the stabilizer that will be difficult. It could be worked  separately and sewn on and I am considering that. Or I might come up with a facing for it. But huge steps have been taken today!

 

But my helper has gone over the Rainbow bridge this week. I’m going to miss him.

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Okay, on the job again!

  1. Oh hazel i am so sorry about the passing of your little friend. I have been there and done that and it sure leaves a hole in our lives and heart.
    Thank you for your help and hints and for sharing yo ur talent with us. Although I have not done so yet I plan on using your patterns for the ag mini doll to knit for my 6 1/2 ” wooden hittybdoll.

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  2. Wind a warp with the colors of your top and weave the neck edge right on the edge… the way South American weavers do – a tubular band. It will be a little harder on the curve but maybe you can ease as you go. The weft is threaded on a needle and goes through the fabric that you are edging. Probably safe to say you might want to zig-zag the edge first or use a fray stopping treatment.
    Here’s a beautiful example.
    https://www.weavolution.com/project/bolivian-warmi/conference-neck-pouch
    Diane

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  3. Thank you, Ladies.
    The patterns fit Hitty well, just be sure there is little underarm fabric for the way she is made.
    The tubular band sounds interesting, but I think I’ll want to practice that first. I haven’t seen that before, I decided last night after thinking about it, to leave it plain and made a facing. It’s dark and rainy today but I’ll try to get photos up.

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