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and now, a sewing break
I'm making a new tunic for darkwolfie to wear at Crown this weekend.  I cut most of it out last night, and started putting it together tonight.  I tried a new technique, which may or may not be a good idea when you're working under time pressure, but it seems to have worked out okay.  I put the underarm gussets in using a technique that palegreyminion showed me lo, these many moons ago, and I just clung obstinately to my old technique... until tonight.

I'm never looking back.  This was so easy!  Why didn't I do this before?

Okay, enough procrastinating.  Time to go do the neck facing and figure out how to put the sleeves on.  I should get this done in plenty of time.

i feel: pleased pleased

6 trips or shoot the rapids
From: linuxwitch Date: May 5th, 2006 05:01 am (UTC) (base camp)
That's funny - I've recently changed how I put my sleeves/gussets on, too. Do you assemble the sleeve + gusset, then attach it to body panel?

I've been cranking out tunics like mad the last couple weeks.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: May 5th, 2006 05:30 am (UTC) (base camp)
No, the side panel is all together. I think I'm going to attach the sleeve and then sew it all on the body.

I may have done that part backwards.
From: linuxwitch Date: May 5th, 2006 05:45 am (UTC) (base camp)
Ah, I guess it depends on what style of under arm gusset/gore you're doin.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: May 5th, 2006 05:52 am (UTC) (base camp)
I'll take pictures when I'm done.
ladymorgaine From: ladymorgaine Date: May 5th, 2006 07:56 am (UTC) (base camp)
Pictures please! And what order you're sewing them in because I'm curious about the easy way too.

My hosts in California sent me home with a duffle bag full of lovely fabric, (so much I was concerned about the baggage weight limit on the plane!) so I have some sewing to do myself.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: May 5th, 2006 08:20 am (UTC) (base camp)
I took notes, so I'll do a whole recap after Crown!
6 trips or shoot the rapids