Monday, December 7, 2009

Yes...I did it my first plaid (Part 1)

My first ever plaid fabric to celebrate my one year of blogging and three years of sewing.... I was so nervous at first then I thought let me just give it a try and see how it goes...boy it went really well. Thanks Faye for all the information you gave me.

Yes, I actually folded the fabric before cutting because I am not really a patient person....lol. I used the technique I learned from my two great teachers (Ron Collins and Alice Mulrain) to do this. I folded the fabric into two and pinned every about 6" so that the fabric won't shift. It was a neck breaking experience but I did it anyway.. So far here is my result, not only did the front and back match, the sleeve and the colar did match as well..... Yeepy, I am so good....lol.


Check my pictures below


Folded fabric


Front ( Couldn't get my camera to do justice to this)



Close-up
My Camera couldn't do enough justice to these pixs, but I am so proud of the outcome.. I can see more plaid in 2010....lol.  I will be posting the final review after I am completely done. I still have to do the lining and all other stuffs. What do you think fellows.....lol

Have a lovely week everyone.

/Aminat

16 comments:

  1. Terrific result. The jacket looks great.

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  2. Yeeeeee! You did such a fantastic job - professional! Great glen plaid too.

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  3. Well, this was a humongous task for your first plaid - very well done. Now you need to go look at some ready-to-wear - you will be horrified!!!

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  4. Good for you ~ the stripes match perfectly :)you did an awesome job!
    Claire is right, check out plaids in the stores, so often they really do not match.

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  5. Looking good! I always cringe when I see RTW on folks and the plaids never match!!! Your suit is beautiful.

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  6. Lovely...You really did a great job lining up the plaids!! Impressive. Go, girl!

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  7. my goodness! That is perfect!! No one would ever know this was your first attempt with a plaid!!! I fold my fabric and pin it like you did! It just makes sense to me. You can wear that jacket with pride. It looks professionally made.

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  8. I can't believe this is your first attempt at matching plaids you did a great job. I wish I could find one of mind the results were terrible but I wore them anyway lol.

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  9. Wow! You did a fabulous job on matching that plaid! I'm still afraid of it after all these years. LOL!

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  10. Congratualations on doing such an amazing job with matching the plaid. I've not yet attempted a garment in plaid but I really must do it because I love plaid. Your fabric is beautiful and the jacket is coming along really nicely!

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  11. Thank you for following my blog. And by that way pointing me in the direction of yours. I checked all your pictures and I have to say that I really love the style of the things you sew. This jacket is also great!

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