Negroni Muslin Finished!

My Negroni shirt muslin is finished and I’m quite happy with it. I played around with the pockets and if I had enough fabric, would have tried to match the stripes better, the pocket on the right was just for fun. Once I got the plackets worked out, they were VERY simple!

For my final shirt, I’m going to do a mash-up of the Negroni shirt and Kwik Sew 2777 , I’m going to use the collar and stand from Kwik Sew and everything else from Negroni.

Thank you Gigi for creating a tutorial on fabric pattern matching, I’m going to start on my paisley shirt next weekend and am looking forward using all the tutorials found along the way.

My only complaint is perfect stitching with my machine (Sapphire 850), when it comes to crossing seams, the stitches seems to get a little smaller going over the hump and I hate when that happens. If you have any hint or tips, please forward them along!

And now for your moment of zen…

TDF took this photo of me kissing the (lucky) boar in Munich, Germany (Oct.2010).

It’s too Damn Hot!

Holy hannah it’s hot here in Southern Ontario, 31C! Too damn hot to sew, that’s for sure. I spend all day in an office so after we get home from work, we prefer to sit on our deck under the awning drinking cold beer with fruit (Corona + lime, Rickard’s White + orange) YUM!

However, all is not lost, David P. Coffin’s book is excellent and I’m learning tons though I’m going to have to read it twice and perhaps thrice when I attempt to put his words into practice.

I’m also perusing sewing websites and enjoying them immensely, The Selfish Seamstress and Male Pattern Boldness are always fun and full of drama, I’m also enjoying Eugenia’s (fabulous) world of sewing, Gigi Sews, La Sewista and Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing. Thanks ladies and gents, for contributing to this fabulous hobby, I love your blogs!