Thursday, June 30, 2016

Vintage Lutterloh Progress

  I'm about half way done with my brother's shirt and I thought I would give you an update on my progress. 

Here is a pic of the front pattern piece for the shirt pictured above.

If you look at the facing suggestion you'll see that it is intended to have two pieces that make up the facing. The solid lines suggest cutting lines and the dashed lines suggest a fold. This would leave me with a seam in the facing that just seems strange to me. I decided that a full extended facing would make much more sense. 

Here is how I created a new facing.
With the extended portion of the facing folded back I taped another piece of paper with a clean straight edge under the existing facing. I taped where the seam would have been and also along the cut edge and folded the tape to the back. Next I drew in the curve at the top of the facing and traced the curve at the neckline and shoulder so they would match. 

I cut along all my traced lines and this is what my facing looks like now.
The tape holds the paper on where there would have been seams and I now have one continuous full extended facing. 
The new facing made this much easier to sew as well as eliminating that pesky seam in the facing. 
I still have buttons, button holes, hem and top-stitching to complete but at least the main construction is done. 
How is everyone else coming along with their vintage Lutterloh projects? 

Our Vintage Lutterloh Sewcial has concluded
See the final projects in our Gallery post here. 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Our Vintage sewing projects

This will be my favorite Sewcial.  

I want to start working right away so I can plan 
each detail of my sewing. 
I know I will have to do a large bust adjustment
 I do not have a waist so I have to plan to add for any darts
that go through my waist area.  
My shoulders are small and they slant
 so some shoulder work is something
 I always check (see my posting on shoulders) 

I have three to choose from
I need some Capri's it's gotten so hot,
Not easy to find pants for women in the vintage patterns.

All rights to the drawings belong to the Lutterloh family

So what will it be The vest type top?  The cuffed Capri
or the white top and chevron shirt? 

It takes a bit of looking to find the correct
patterns in the vintage patterns, the older they
are the more places the outfits end up.  
You have to be sure you have
all the parts of any outfit.  

Want to help me choose?
Here's what Ann is working on

I have noticed a decided dearth in Lutterloh patterns made up for men so I'm sewing for my brother this time around. I let him pick the pattern because I do want him to actually wear this shirt after all.  

My brother has finally worn through our father's shirts from the sixties. 
What better way to replace them than actually using a sixties pattern?! 
He has already requested a design change but it's only to the pockets so I agreed. 
I'm just waiting for the fabric to arrive!

Please stay tuned for more on sewing vintage Lutterloh Patterns.