al-3A Mom's shirt that I used for embellishment. No other actual fabric was used other than the ribbing from a purple sweater top of mine.
al-4 Collection of possible stuff to utilize.
al-5 Mark bust point.
al-6 T is this much too big....
al-7 Side tuck to be taken in this much. My favorite sewing gauge is the 5 in 1 gauge from Clover.
al-8 Stitching a released tuck at the sides will work...
al-9 Neckline ribbing from an old purple sweater top goes well.
al-10 Cut ribbing form sweater allowing for a seam allowance.
al-11 Tuck and stitch sweater ribbing inside original neckline on T-shirt.
al-12 Felted interfacing WILL disintegrate with washing Therefore I recommend interfacing with STRUCTURE. Invest $5 in my Interfacing De-Mystified for some real learning about all-important interfacing.
al-13 Work heavy thread in bobbin along bound lower hemline.
al-14 Note increased tension for successful bobbin work in this situation.
al-15 Straight line stitched along zig zag stitching - both in Bobbin Work with heavy thread in the bobbin.
al-16 Raw edge of embellishment fabric set along the ribbing neckline seam.
Settings for buttonhole applique stitch. .
al-18 More applique stitch settings.
al-19 Lift finished edge pieces to stitch them down invisiby.
al-20 Stitch close to fold using zipper foot.
al-21 Stitch in the ditch to attach the extra 'old' ribbing. Thee is no audio for this step.
al-22 Trim close to stitching on inside.
al-23 Create fabric Fur from bias cut strips of woven fabric from the shirt.
al-24 Top neckline seam with Fabric Fur to cover raw edge of embellishment fabric.
al-25 Adding some green on the right side balanced the left side.
al-26 Secure hand embroidery by fusing knit fusible interfacing over the work on the inside.
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