sorry I am one day late.
I started with pattern #101 of burda 7/2007
placed the templates on the fabric and cut them, the collar and the shoulder-part are just half of the final piece and needed to be copied to the side, I cut them in a different angle to the grain line, to mix up the print
for the collar I also used a soft fusible interlining, cut and ironed it on
the thin strips I folded in the middle and sewed and then turned the right side out, which was quite difficult, because they are so fine
the collar parts I pinned right sides facing each other and sewed, cut the seam allowance at the corners and turned the right side out, then ironed
I also sewed the sleeves seams
now I needed some holes for the ribbons at the front part, they say to do buttonholes, but this was before I got my new machine that does buttonholes in one step, and the old machine didn’t do pretty buttonholes, so I decided for something else and took 2 small pieces of fabric
that I pinned right side on right side to the part where the holes should go and sewed a rectangle
then I cut inside the ractangle
stuffed the small fabric piece through that hole
and pinned in place
then I sewed all around that whole again and then cut the piece smaller. It is also not looking perfect, but I never know if my buttonholes would have been prettier.
I hope this was helpful for you! Let me know if you have any questions!
The next part will be up next thursday.
keep sewing and smiling