It’s a 2 piece sleeve, Peggy. And like you, the girls are finding it cold wearing their summer dresses. But they are okay in the basement. It is -12C at the moment and will go to about -19C tonight. It is crazy as Sunday is to be 2C.
Andrea, it’s so good you could check in. I’m glad you’re getting a holiday.
Pam, I picked up the freebie. I’ll see if I can use it. It’s a little cold for a sleeveless dress in my part of the world, but sleeveless dresses and blouses are great with sweaters, because there’s no bunching under the sleeves.
Ann, your sleeves look beautiful! How interesting that there’s a seam down each one. Nice detail, I think.
Ginny, I agree with you. I love the fabrics Ann has chosen. The trim lifts the green, but I like the green anyway.
The free pattern was interesting with the two layers of fabric. Glad you got it, Ann.
Ginny, I’ll definitely get the dolls help to show off my blanket when it’s done!
Ann, that’s a super pattern and I think your fabric choices are going to look great. Very much looking forward to seeing the finished garment, but fully appreciate that it’s going to take you a while. It’s a lovely project and I’m glad you’re enjoying it.
Pam, it sounds as if that blanket is coming on a treat! I expect your dolly helpers will be clamouring to be photographed with it.
Andrea, good to hear from you! Enjoy that holiday!
I picked up the pattern with a couple of ideas floating in my head about fabrics.
I got the coat cut out an am slowly sewing it together. I did play with the overcast stitch and foot on my machine and did the bottom of the sleeves with that stitch. I’m pressing carefully using a silk organza cloth and wool temperature. Got the trim on the sleeves. Will press the sleeves and put a wooden block on them to help set the seams.
Next up is the back pieces and then the front. I’ll do that while the cotton lining is in the laundry. I have several pieces of cotton to wash this afternoon. I’ll probably stop when I have the shoulder seams done. I do like the wool fabric I chose. It’s a perfect weight for dolls and handles well with very little raveling. I’m handling it very lightly so it won’t ravel much. And yes, I am enjoying this very much.
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