SuperFantastic Shirt #2

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Completed Challis SuperFantastic Shirt

My second Hot Patterns Superfantasic Shirt is now complete. I started the second one in a rayon challis (that feels delicious) and sadly the front was terribly off grain. I managed to get a second piece and salvage the collar, cuffs, sleeves from the first shirt. I just needed to cut out a new front, yoke, collar stands and interfacing.  The collar stand application was making me crazy. I finally fudged it by hand-sewing the stand facing down. The  side seams were sewn and finished on the Babylock Evolve and the hem is sewn with the CoverStitch on the Evolve.

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close shot of the collar and buttons

The buttonholes are so easy to do on the Bernina 830E and it’s kind of cool that I can sew on the buttons by machine also. Most zig-zag machines will sew on buttons if you’re able to drop the feed dogs. I was playing with the 50’s Rocketeer and was able to sew buttons with that also. (Love those old machines, but that is another post)

I was reading a post Carolyn from Diary of a Sewing Fanatic and she wrote how she seemed to make the same dress over and over. That really made me think and suddenly I remembered how in 2003, I made almost the exact same shirt in the exact same fabric!

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Click image to see more views and photo of Kwik-Sew Pattern. Embroidery pack was OESD Sunflowers and the green is the exact same shade as the current blouse, but the photo is not true to color.

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A trip to the storage unit revealed all kinds of goodies. I found more of my fabric stash and brought home a bunch of older sewing books and older Burda Mags I’d been looking for.

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V1291    This is Sandra Betzina’s Today’s Fit  V 1291. I found some beautiful lavender floral georgette in my stash that this will be perfect for. In the directions, Sandra recommends making in a knit first to get an accurate fit. I have a blue/white floral with will also be perfect. This is my next project.. But first..

I plan to make a simple tank from PatternMaster Boutique 5 just in case we get a real summer here!

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About kuby2u

I love sewing, machine embroidery, cooking, photography and MAC's. I love my iPhone. I have a beautiful chinese sharpei named Chole. I'm happily married to my best friend. I have a wonderful son named Bart who is a LCSW, that I'm very proud of. I am a Christian. I have a Nikon D300S and an Olympus 510 along with a few other point and shoot camera's. I love my Bernina 830 sewing machine.
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6 Responses to SuperFantastic Shirt #2

  1. eumoronorio says:

    ooo I like that Sandra pattern too! I ca’t wait to see how it sews up for you! sewingforme.wordpress.com

  2. You did a great job and I’m happy for you that found such a gorgeous colored, textured and lovely fabric. I’m a green wearer too, so I’m craving it a little. Except when I think about all of my upcoming-planned projects and stash, then not so much! The buttons are wonderful too.

  3. mattie says:

    So pretty! I haven’t updated my blog in at least a month I think so had to come and check out what you’ve been up too, glad to see you’ve had some fun sewing.

  4. Cennetta says:

    Great looking shirt.

  5. prttynpnk says:

    oh that fabric looks so rich and lush. I think I need to explore that pattern company!

  6. Tee says:

    Oh, if I only had your talent. I have such designs in my mind, and absolutely no skill to create them.

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