I’ve been wanting to sew the Liberty Jane Button Up Shirt pattern forever! I finally go around to it, and I really like the way it turned out.
I love the yoke detail. I had to do a western wear outfit, no question. I added silver piping in the yoke to give it the bling factor.
I wish I would have sewed piping here, on the shoulder seam. The sleeve is pleated at the cuff, and the pattern calls for snaps. I used velcro instead- and it’s such a small piece I’m worried it won’t stick very long.
The front calls for snaps covered by buttons, and I used Velcro again. I though buttons and snaps would add too much bulk.
This Liberty Jane Button-Up Shirt is my test run. I didn’t serge the inside, since I was just sewing for fun. When I put doll clothes in my (sad, sad little) Etsy shop, I want everything neatly finished.
I think I may have some trouble serging the area below. The yoke seam is a 90′ angle. I know it can be done by clipping diagonally into the corner, and then pulling the fabric taut and serging in a straight line. But with a scant 1/4″ seam, the idea makes me quiver in my boots a little bit. Do any of you have a good tutorial?
These jeans you see above were upcycled from denim scraps. All the fabric is from the scrap pile too.
I even managed to use up some lace. I have 2 drawers full of odds and ends: leftover bits of lace, ric-rac, binding, ribbon, and trims. I need to make these simple skirts by the dozen!
Lastly, I have a question for my sewists. I use a bottom of the line Singer Serger. It mostly does what I need it to, but sometimes I have to mess with the tension FOREVER to get it right when I change fabric. I know a lot of people don’t mess with their settings, but I like to do 3 and 4 thread serging, rolled seams, change the width, and overall tailor the finishing to suit the garment. I’ve read a lot of bad reviews on my machine. Do you have a suggestion for my next serger? I’d like heavy duty features in the mid-price range.
As always, thanks for stopping by!