Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Talk Back Tuesday

I'm sorry I didn't get my "Talk Back" post up last Thursday. It seems like life has been rampaging out of control recently... Sigh. :(

Anyways, without further ado:

Thank you so much to Mamafitz, Sarah, Elaina, Julia, Gwen, Debbie, Summerset, Patsijean and Mary for talking back to my confession! I showed the pattern illustrations for 2 methods of attaching a single-piece collar (no stand) and asked if people prefer one over the other.

You know how usually we get answers that span the range of possibilities? Sadly (for me!), all of the commenters agreed this time on 1 thing - no one prefers the method of attaching a collar that I like.

Don't worry, I'll try to survive. ;)

So, the votes lined up like this:

Five people preferred the method that uses the front shirt facing to cover a portion of the collar seams.

Two people don't care and can do either method equally well.

Two people generally don't do single-piece collars - they prefer patterns with collar stands.

And two people pointed us to tutorials for alternative methods of attaching collars. :)

Patsijean pointed us to Gigi's tutorial: here.

Mary pointed us to April's tutorial: here. The picture above comes from April's tutorial.

The tutorials look excellent! You guys have inspired me to move out of my comfort zone and try to expand my repertoire of collar techniques. :)

Oh, before I wrap this up, quick question. Remember when we were talking about sewing gloves? Several people mentioned specific patterns - one from Vogue and one from Simplicity. Sarah would like to know the actual pattern numbers, if it's not too much trouble. Thanks! :)

Thanks again to everyone who took the time to leave a comment. As always, I learn so much from you all! :)


April said...

Hi! Absolutely not a problem! I allow anyone to use my pics as long as they link back to me. And don't have my children, friends, or family...although I usually allow then to be used as long as permission is asked first. Anyhow, I am thrilled that you liked my tutorial enough to post it on your blog! Thanks for letting me know!

Anonymous said...

Vogue is 8311, 8608, 7949. They are all still currently in print.

I couldn't find the Simplicity one on the website.

Sarah E. said...

GREAT!!!! Thank you SOOO much for the pattern numbers. I have been looking for a glove pattern for a long time. Thanks again "sewducky" and Gwen for mentioning my question.