Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Casual Doesn't Have to be Frumpy
One of my favorite things to do is browse through all of our stock designs. The heirloom designs have always intrigued me. Some of them are necklines. I found a few necklines where the neck edge is satin stitches and thought that perhaps if I could embroider those necklines onto t-shirts and then just cut out the excess, maybe that would solve the problem. I tried one sometime ago and it did work. The problem was the small space between the shoulder seam and the beginning of the design, maybe an inch or two. I would have to finish those edges somehow. If I could get the design to start at the shoulder seam, that might work. I tried it. That doesn't work because the crew neck collar doesn't have the shoulder seam and the collar edges need to be finished. What I did was get as close as I could to the shoulder seams. Then I embroidered the new neckline with the satin stitched edges. Then I cut as close as possible to the satin stitches without cutting the stitches. The small area of rough edges above the embroidery is hand stitches into a rolled hem, or just folded back and stitched.