Documenting my sewing adventures, and the ins and outs of learning to adjust patterns for a perfect fit.

2nd project- McCall 6844 Boy George I do believe she got it!!!


 

Hey Guys
     This second project I also completed in February. AND NO NO NO I wont label all my projects 1-through 6,750 lol... But the first three projects have been labeled as such
      My daughter was pleasantly surprised to see me try a photo tutorial. Now granted when I looked at the Mimi G picture tutorial I DID NOT understand it at all especially the sleeve step..But I figure why not try it. So me and my daughter took a trip to Hancock Fabric got a stripped ponte knit, and came home and I went to work.
   

             It wasn't until I had cut out the pattern/fabric, that I realized my daughter had chosen stripes...
                                           Newbie+ Matching strips= loss of hair. 
It was to late to worry so I did the best I could. With sewing this pattern I didn't run into as many problems as I thought I would..The only part that gave me a headache, and it took me two days, several stitches ripped out was the collar.
 

In Mimi G tutorial HERE Step 2 of the sewing the collar, it took me 2 days to figure this part out.
Step 1, in the sewing of the collar I did incorrectly as well, but that wasn't to bad of a messed up. If I would have paid better attention to the notches, I would have known which end to sew close first.


Step 2 gave me the biggest headache because I misinterpreted what "lay on top of the other one" meant.
It wasn't until I was driving to work on the 2nd day of wrestling with this collar, that I realized she meant for me to lay out the first piece all the way open and then put the second piece on top of that then sew it together. I HAD BEEN TRYING TO JUST PUT THE TWO SEAMS TOGETHER SEW AND THEN FLIP IT... I kept telling my husband but you see you can see the seams, so it has to be attached this way...DUH DUH MOMENT
           

               Once I rushed home, after work! the moment of clarity, I had my daughter (thank God for kids) rip those stitches out for the 6th time and I finished this thing in under 15 minutes.
This project can easily be done in one sitting from start to finish. So I will definitely make it again
I did not use any interfacing in the collar as the instruction suggested

I couldn't find a small belt for my daughter to take a picture with PLUS she wants to wear it open, I had to cut off her head on some of these photos. She 15, and yea she can make some faces...

This photo is taken directly from the tutorial @ http://www.lowpricefabric.blogspot.com/2013/10/mimi-g-pattern-review-diy-steps.html#.U0DQrvldXwh

 Now take two of the four cut pieces for the collar and sew two together as shown in the white line. Then do the same thing for the other two pieces.
I SEWED THE WRONG END FIRST !! OOOOPS


THE SECOND STEP IS WHAT THROUGH ME FOR A LOOP
 Lay one on top of the other and sew all the way around the outer edge as shown on the white line and also along the bottom edges.


THOUGHT STEP 2 MEANT TO TAKE THE TWO PIECES I HAD SEWED TOGETHER AND WHERE THE SEAM WAS TO PUT THE TWO SEAMS OVER EACH OTHER. SO I SEWED IT AND I TURNED IT OVER AND THE SEAM PART WASN'T FLAT..SO I CALLED MY HUSBAND AND HE TRIED TO TELL ME HOW TO DO IT, WELL I SEWED THE WAY HE THOUGHT IT WENT, STILL NOT LAYING FLAT, BUT I WAS GOING TO FORCE IT TO WORK, I THINK I SEWED AND RIPPED THE STITCHES OUT LIKE 6 TIMES ON THIS THING..

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Until next time Happy Sewing!!!

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