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7/27/2008

Men's Shirt of Cool, Comfortable, Distressed Linen

An original design by Pamela Erny, This slouchy Distressed Linen men's shirt is meant to be "Casually Couture"...its slightly rumpled look is entirely intentional.

Slouchy Linen Men's Shirt by Pamela Erny

Design features include a Band Collar, Decorative Seaming with bias details, Comfortable Sleeves that drape in soft folds, a Spade Hem, and Metal Buttons.

Sewing notes: Linen Fabric from Gorgeous Fabrics, Collar interfaced with Pro-Weft Fusible from Fashion Sewing Supply, Buttons from Fashion Sewing Supply.

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7/25/2008

How to use The Collar Turning Clamp Tool To Make Perfect Collar Points



There are 2 ways that I use the Collar Clamp Tool to turn perfect collar points.

The method you choose will depend on the size of your collar, your fabric, and what you prefer and works best for you after trying both methods.






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Method One ~


First, from the wrong side (obviously), fold both "point" seam allowances together, toward the collar and pinch them down with the Collar Clamp Tool. The jaws of the Collar Clamp Tool "click and lock" so the seam allowances are held securely and will not shift.



Next, simply lift one layer of the collar and turn it "up and over" the
Collar Clamp Tool.





After turning one side of the collar over the
Collar Clamp Tool, the tool is now inside the collar, still holding the seam allowances....and forming a perfect point. Simply "jiggle" the handle of the Collar Clamp Tool to open and release. Remove the tool and press your perfect collar!


Notice how nice and sharp the point of this stretch poplin collar is...even before pressing, and with the tool still inside!



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~ Method Two ~


First, from the wrong side (obviously), fold up about an inch on the under-collar, then insert one "jaw" of the open Collar Clamp Tool inside the collar as shown below.




Next, push the Collar Clamp Tool up inside the collar, with the inside "jaw" as far into the point as it will go.




Then fold the collar point seam allowances towards the collar, and pinch them down with the visible "jaw" of the Collar Clamp Tool.




Now, turn the collar right sides out, up and over the Collar Clamp Tool as shown below.



This is how your collar will look after turning it right side out over the
Collar Clamp Tool. Release the clamp by gently "jiggling" the handles, remove the tool and press your perfect collar!


Notice how nice and sharp the collar point is, even with the tool still inside!


The
Collar Turning Clamp Tool is available at ~Fashion Sewing Supply~.
Description: Custom Manufactured especially for sewing uses, the Collar Clamp Tool tool is 6" in total length. The serrated "jaws" are 1.75" long, and the tips are very small...about 2 tiny millimeters. The tool is solid stainless steel and has 3 graduated "clamping pressures" that lock, holding the fabric securely, until you are ready to release the "jaws."

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7/20/2008

Well...Gee.....I'm Honored!

My dear sewing friend Liana bestowed this honor on me...thank-you Liana! If you are one of the 2 people out there who have never seen Liana's fabulous blog, Sew Intriguing you are in for a real treat!

Now, It's my turn to pass the "Excellence Badge" to (up to) 10 (only ten?!?) blogs I thoroughly enjoy and think deserving of the Excellence award. If they choose to, they can display the Excellence logo on their blogs, and nominate others as well.

Here are my picks, in no particular order:


Lori's Blog, Girls in The Garden, is a wonderful blog filled both with her fabulous sewing and photos of her amazing garden. She also produces a thoroughly entertaining and informative Podcast, Sew Forth Now, that also deserves an Excellence Badge.

Teri's Blog, Mermaids, is always a delightful read. She is both a talented sewist and gifted writer who gives her readers a glimpse into her family life, along with a lot of wonderful sewing!

What can I say about Ruth and Jessica's Blog, Sew Chic, except that it is a visual treat, filled with information and some of the best sewing I've seen on the web.

Kathleen Fasanella's Fashion-Incubator is THE blog for learning how professional Design Entrepreneurs take their ideas from concept to the factory floor. She also has some of the BEST Sewing Tutorials ever written on her blog...and it's a fun read too!

Loretta G's Blog, Fitting Tips! is filled with the author's extensive knowledge of sewing which she generously shares in an equally friendly and informative way.

Sigrid's Sewing Projects, is bursting with sewing knowledge and fabulous tutorials that highlight the author's considerable talent. Then she decided to collect the best sewing tutorials on the internet and put them all in one convenient place in another blog, Sewing Tutorials. What a great idea...thanks Sigrid...both of your blogs are Excellent!

Ann Steeves is class act with sass. Her blog is filled with sewing knowledge, and more. She and her blog are both Gorgeous Things !

What can I say about Londa and her blog, Londa's Creative Sewing Chatter, except that both are wonderful! Visit and read about sewing, creating, embellishment, and much more written in her delightfully special style!

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