Re: More show shirt fun!
- From: Kathleen <khhfm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 20:22:39 -0500
i'm just starting to think about doing some show shirts--my daughter is
doing the palomino breed shows. Can i pick your brain?????
what patterns did you use, and what type of fabric???? I just ordered
some of the suitability brand patterns--what do you think of them??
I've used Suitability's Slinky pattern (3500). Found the collar was too tall and floppy. Will reduce the height next time.
Am currently using 3820 - Knit Show Tops with French Cuffs. View A is a very tight fit. Like, swimming suit tight. Absolutely awesome if that's what you're going for.
Did a muslin of Western vest 4700 and was so disappointed with the fit on a 32 DD frame that I switched over to an entirely different pattern.
I've been using both swimming/dance lycra from JoAnn's and lycra ordered from StretchHouse.com. Call them up and ask for a set of swatches. Prepare to be mentally paralyzed by the overabundance of gorgeous fabric choices.
and....do you do custom work via mail <grin>
Oh now, come on. You can do this, it's fun! And the Suitability instructions assume access to a standard sewing machine only, so you're not out of luck if you don't have a serger.
still a quilter, struggling as a seamstress <Grin>