Friday, May 1, 2015

My Very Own Style in Woven and a New Video

Before I forget, I want to show you this link to Glenda's article on fixing your sleeve.  I had never seen it, so I am assuming a lot of other SFD'ers have not seen it either.  (You will have to cut and paste the link.  Sorry.)

And I finished my latest Joy Style today.  It is in the washer for the second time around because the chalk wheel marks I made for the buttonholes and buttons did NOT come out even after soaking them in Shout and some other spot remover.  Goodness!  Some of that chalk is really hard to remove.  I rubbed those marks so hard, my fingers were burning, and they STILL persisted!

I made a video for you -- chalk marks and all -- with a dart pointing up to my chin which has since been fixed.  It is SO NICE to know how to fix things when I am sewing.  As careful as I am in drawing those darts, they never seem to come out exactly right.  My apexes seem to move when I'm asleep or something!

Here is the video:

And I can't "linger longer" as my daughter explained to me was a line in one of the romance novels she used to read.

I'm getting off my feet and on my bed.

I really like my new assymmetrical neckline, color-blocked blouse.  I should have taken a still of it.  Didn't think of it until now.  I may try another one that buttons all the way up and down.

Back to the drawing board.

Fortunately, I can do that on my bed!

Be back soon!

Hugs, Joy


  1. Joy, your blouse turned out great and it looks great on you!. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I think your blouse looks very nice. The way you did the back is great. I, too, would have wanted my sleeves to match. You mentioned in your video to only add to the top of the sleeve cap and not the sides. What happened when you did add to the sides? Did it affect how the sleeve set in?

    1. I ended up with way too much fullness in the BACK of the sleeve. The front is okay, but I still removed it from the paper pattern for next time. I had to basically sew a fish eye dart in the back of the sleeve where the sleeve meets the back armsceye in the blouse. I took it from the dart up to a few inches below the shoulder. I'm going to go in a dot on the back armsceye also.
      Hugs, Joy

  3. Love the blouse and the design looks great on you. Thanks for sharing the link to the sleeve adjustment.

  4. Your top looks awesome. You did a great job on it. I am so thankful for the sleeve cap height info and can't wait to use it.

  5. Very clever top! It fits you really well. Also, I am interested in that rolling stool you are sitting on...can you provide any info. about it? Who makes it? Where did you buy it? Do you sit on it while sewing or just drafting? Thanks.


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