Collar Set

Nov. 20th, 2013 09:22 am
hsifeng: (Creative Sewing)
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The collar is now all set in and looking lovely! The twill pattern has been matched at the neckline and I am quite happy with the scrummy* results! I did the whole thing by hand (the better to control the curve of the attachment and to ensure that the fashion fabric was taken up evenly throughout the seam). My fingers, they are in need of some lotion!

Collar being Set In

Work on the last bit of hem stitching will be worked up the back seam over the next day or so. This is slow going since getting to the hem involves burrowing under the Whole Weight Of The Cloak (good lord, there is a lot of wool in this thing!) in order to get a nice, even stitch on both sides of the joined seam.

Once that bit is done, I am off and running on the yards of trim that are to come next! I have a few thoughts on how this might be done:

Trim Treatments

So far #1 is my favorite, with the layers overlapping with a bit of a weave (laid in an over-then-under alternating fashion as the strips are added).

What do you think?

*I blame the boys on BBC's Edwardian Farm for getting this word lodged in my vocabulary after talking about scrummy apple cider NON STOP for the past two episodes. And now I want a cider.

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Date: 2013-11-20 08:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I like #1 as well, but if your collar is already constructed, will you be undoing a bit to tuck in the ends of the trim or leaving it visible someplace?

#2 is my second fav.

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Date: 2013-11-20 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't plan on opening any seams; just finishing the ends of the twill-tape by turning them under and stitching them down. The whole cloak is destined to never see the inside of a washing machine, so I think this will be sufficient to 'seal the deal' as it were.

The images above are meant to depict the cloak's body, and the center front opening. The trim will run up the front, around the collar, and then down the other side of the cloak's body. To some extent, the distance between the trim bits and their overall distance from the edge *may* be determined by how I can best use the inner strip along the collar to 'hide' or cover the join where the collar and cloak-body meet.


Tricksie tricksie....
Edited Date: 2013-11-20 08:56 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2013-11-21 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I like #1 or #2.

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Date: 2013-11-21 05:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aaaaaand of course my hubby chose #3. *chortle*

Well, it is his cloak after all. :)

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Date: 2013-11-23 08:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
#3 is my vote, because FUCK MITERED CORNERS ZOMG!!!!11111one!

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Date: 2013-11-23 03:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You really do have to come to Orphan Thanksgiving Afters at T's house so you can meet the hubby; you clearly think alike! ;)

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Date: 2013-11-23 08:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow, and I think LJ may have just eaten my vote for #3 because it contained profanity. :\

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Date: 2013-11-23 08:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh wait, nope! There it is!


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