Ride 'Em Cowboy - Shirt - Part X
Actually, double ugh! I was zipping right along, working on REC and had the front placket on and top stitched and then took a good look at the shirt. It was plain and seemed like it was missing something. After looking through a research book, I realized that the front placket was missing piping down either side! So, I took off the placket inserted all the piping, and restitched the top stitching.
That wasn't too bad, but once I got the collar on, I realized that one side of the piping was too short (by less than 1/4", but it was noticeable!) and didn't meet the edge where the collar overlapped at the top!
Now what? Well, it had to be fixed, so I decided just to put in enough piping to fill the gap and join it to the piece that was already in place. I ripped out the stitching as you can see from below to begin with. You can also see how close it was to being right.
Next, I made the piece to fill in the gap and look like a regular bias seam and inserted it into the proper spot.
Last, all the stitching was redone to match the original stitching. Now, I can finish the collar and move on to installing the sleeves and cuffs. Whew. Just remember: it is not the mistake that is the issue - it is how you rise to challenge of fixing it!
Here's a little sneak peek of what the shirt front will look like with the snaps. This of course isn't finished, but it is fun to look at!
Q/A: There are a few of these today. Valerie wanted to know: "Did you son make that tie dye shirt? He's worn it in numerous photos. If so, it's well done!" Well, yes, he did make it with a little help from Vicki W when we stayed at her house for a few days during vacation! He actually has three tie dye shirts that he's been constantly wearing since we got back from vacation.
Designdreamer wanted to know, "Just wondering if there's a reason you wouldn't stitch the piping to the SA, and then clip, and turn both SA's down? Also, I assume you stitched right along the piping, but then when you take the basting out, wouldn't the yoke seperate from the piping?" Because of the curves and point I decided to do each step separately. For me and for this project it was the best choice. I did not stitch right along the piping to attach the yoke/piping to the shirt. I stitched close to the piping through the yoke, piping, and the shirt. You can see this in the photo below.
Parting Shot: New Toy? We ordered a new ceiling fan for our stairwell and my husband decided to unpack all the pieces last night while watching the Olympics. My son (who loves Legos) looked at all the pieces and said, "Dad, you bought yourself a Lego set!".