It was busy day. Having my Red Point Tailor shop on Etsy I may participate in different activities organised by Etsy.
In May Etsy organises ETSY school on SEO where we work on improving our shops to be better visible for search engines. I was paired with Richende, who is selling funky, modern bracelets in her shop RichBracelets.
We have got a manual where some of the exercises have to be done together, so yesterday direct after work I went to Enschede (NL) to meet Richende. It was nice to meet other Etsian and exchange experiences.
Afterwords I went to an atelier of Bas van Loo, who is making one of the garments for a BMA challenge. He would like me to make buttons to his garment. I needed a piece of a fabric to find good colour of glass. Nice challenge for me.
After coming home and taking a short break I proceeded with the Marfy 1913 top. I decided to underlined the front with very thin viscose lining – unfortunately I did not have silk china in gray. It feel and look great – much better then trico in skin colour.
I stay stitched front and back necklines and armholes, made 2 rows of stitches for gathering front neckline.
The neckband in interlined with silk organza.
In order to be able to put this top on the opening has to be made at the back.
I took a piece of the same fabric and put it right side on the right side of the back along the center back line. I sew it close to the center back line.
Next I cut in between the stitching lines and turn it to the wrong side.The edges are turned under so there are no row edges. Now I have to hand stitch the band to the fabric.
As Meisje was trying to get my attention I had to stop. He possessed me and my ironing bord totally.
Hopefully I will be able to finish this top today.