So here we go, we are off on another journey with KWIK Sew 2258. I really cannot express to you how much I really enjoy this pattern.
It's always a real joy to sew together. All of your pattern pieces fit just like they are supposed to....no surprises what-so-ever. This is a pattern you can just sit back and enjoy sewing.
I really am glad I purchased both pieces of seersucker fabric at the same time in alternating colors. So often when you go back looking for a certain fabric it's already gone, swiped up. Me and my wallet have come to a understanding, if it makes it into the basket, I'm buying it!
All Good things start with a flat piece of fabric! In this case a flat piece of Seersucker fabric, which has definitely turned into one of my favorite shirting fabrics. I just love the way it feels on. That might sound odd but it really does make an excellent shirt. The challenge with seersucker is finding it in the right weight and colors. I was really fortunate finding the two color schemes that I did.
This is always one of the exciting parts to me. After you have washed and dried your fabric and for the first time you lay it out. Pondering where your going to start placing your first pattern piece for cutting. I know it's funny but I really do enjoy every phase of a sewing project.
I just noticed recently that my scissors seem to be getting a little dull, I may have to buy a new pair or invest in a sharpener.
Getting all the pieces laid out and ready for the interfacing.
One of my high points of shirt construction. Putting the yoke together, love it, well...hmm...I also like assembling and sewing the cuffs....and then you have all those fun button holes. Not to mention the collar stand! Uhgg... Okay... geeezzz I Love the whole process.
(You may have noticed something in the picture above that may have some cringing. I've sewed right over my pins. That is one of the nice things about a hand crank sewing machine. It's slow enough that it doesn't effect the needle. It goes around the pin every time. I would never do that with any of my electric machines.)
And when your done for the day you can hang it up and admire what you've completed so far and start contemplating tomorrows goals.
Which in this case are the sleeves and cuffs.
It always feels good when your opening up the button holes because that means......your shirts just about ready to try on! That is once you sewed your buttons in place.
The shirts hanging in anticipation for the big a.m. photo shoot!
And here we go...
And some more....
That is, once again another KWIK Sew 2258 completed!
Thanks everyone for putting up with my shenanigans this blog post, I was just in a real chatty mood tonight.
Once again, if you have the opportunity to sew up this pattern please do you'll enjoy every minute of it.
Until next time....Happy Sewing! Seam Ripper Joe