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Monday, May 9, 2016

Kensington Gardens - Quilted Collar Decisions (Another No. 1 Ladies Shirt)

Testing Possible Quilting Lines
Have been working on a shirt I cut out of my favorite 

B5526 Number One Ladies pattern, variations of which I've blogged and podcasted about many times.

Both fabrics are Tanna Lawn, from Liberty of London - another place I've blogged and podcasted about many times! The Tanna Lawn is very delicate and fluid. I thought that by adding a quilted design to the mandarin collar (just the collar stand with no additional pointed collar piece), I might add some nice texture and contrast to the drape-y shirt. I'm using Postit tape, to figure out how I might want the quilted lines to flow. 
Handy for Laying out Design Lines
What I haven't decided, is if I'm going to include a thin layer of batting under the front facing and under the collar.... I have many times quilted pockets and collars with only the fusible interfacing that I have already ironed onto both the inside of the collar and facing.

BTW - The contrasting facing and collar fabric is the William Morris design "Strawberry Thief". It's one of my all time favorite prints.

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