Simplicity 5581 - It's a Sew-Along!

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Re: Simplicity 5581 - It's a Sew-Along!

New postby bridesmom on Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:36 pm

I usually hand sew the inside edge down, makes a really nice clean professional look. If I am going to edge stitch with the machine, I do that when I serge the collar on, flip everything then take the machine and edge stitch down. I should add, when I serge the collar to the shirt, I do it with no seam allowance, meaning I cut the whole seam allowance off with the serger so I just have a 1/4" serged seam on the neckline. Clear as mud right?
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Re: Button hole color

New postby temom on Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:54 pm

I am almost finished with dd's shirt. The collar is a little funky, and I don't know why, but it doesn't show so I'm not going to redo it.
When I sewed up the sides, I completely missed that there were supposed to be slits, but dd doesn't care, and she has plenty of room without them.
This afternoon we did a JoAnn run for buttons, and here is a pic of the buttons she chose with the shirt. I used pink thread to sew the shirt, but am wondering if I should use pink or purple for the button holes. If I go with purple, should I match thread color with the buttons or the purple on the shirt, or what?
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Re: Simplicity 5581 - It's a Sew-Along!

New postby sewingmom on Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:42 pm

Nice buttons. I vote button color purple.
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Re: Simplicity 5581 - It's a Sew-Along!

New postby MartySews2 on Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:29 pm

I vote for purple thread that matches the buttons.
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Re: Simplicity 5581 - It's a Sew-Along!

New postby Pudge99 on Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:05 pm

I'm for matching the buttons too.
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Re: Simplicity 5581 - It's a Sew-Along!

New postby DorothyL on Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:20 am

I'm gonna go with purple that matches the purple in the shirt. it won't really show much anyway. That is unless you did any top stitching in pink. Then I would make the button holes in the same color.
You know how conservative I am.

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Re: Simplicity 5581 - It's a Sew-Along!

New postby lendube on Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:33 am

I would match the purple of the buttons. But there are no rules here. I'd say do whatever dd wants.
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Re: Simplicity 5581 - It's a Sew-Along!

New postby bridesmom on Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:27 pm

No matchy matchy for me. I'd go PINK!!!
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Re: Simplicity 5581 - It's a Sew-Along!

New postby temom on Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:03 pm

Well, it is finished. The pic isn't very good, and in real life when the shirt is distributed properly, the sleeves are the same length. Sorry for the blur factor. If I can get a better pic tomorrow (outside), I'll put it up.
We went through 4 colors of purple thread for the button holes that we thought looked great, but when we stitched it up, it didn't look good. So dd came up with a color that looked good, and it was almost mauve.

I want to make another one, and figure out how to do the collar without it being funky. I will also go with the slits in the sides, and make it a little longer, as the girls wear their shirts long! (or,short, but not in this family!)

One thing that I can't figure out - how to get the tracing paper marks off the fabric? I have one mark on the front of the shirt I can't get out, but I haven't thrown it in the washer yet.



Edited to change to a better, well lit, and prettier picture! :D
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Re: Simplicity 5581 - It's a Sew-Along!

New postby DorothyL on Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:53 am

It looks good.

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