Monday, November 13, 2006

Ideas for Dawn

Here’s my once-in-a-lifetime “I Made It and It’s On the Cover of Threads!” grey-striped shirt with cufflinks, from issue #47, which was also the issue in which my shirtbook was introduced. I draw your attention to the cuffs, which while double-fold, only use a single layer for the cufflink buttonholes...sort of a best of both worlds version of the single vs double issue for shirts using cufflinks; I prefer single and did these cuffs just to add some interest for my cover garment, and to add proof that shirts are for girls, too. Also note the placket buttons, placed close to the cuff so that they provide a larger buttoned circumference, handy when you want to push your sleeves up without rolling. Other carefully considered features: fronts only placed on the crossgrain for horizontal stripes; collar stand and cuff facings cut from shirt fabric, not white; outer yoke pieced at CB to allow stripes to run parallel to the front yoke seams; inner yoke not pieced and cut from white so as not to show conflicting stripe pattern through this very thin, fine Sea Island cotton fabric.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Proof of Concept: Post #1

So, this is here to test/show how easy it is to create space for sharing pictures with friends, as a way of illustrating a forum or mailing-list post, etc. I’ll start with a picture from my Shirt book that illustrates exactly what I was trying to describe in words in the Quiltropolis topic about cufflink-cuffs and sleeve plackets, and how the placket has to be positioned differently before you attach the cuff to the sleeve.