How’s your day? Mine is definitely off kilter and I’m not focusing. I had to drive to El Paso this morning, the boy had an appointment and I needed to follow up on a lead for thread counter sales. Which I found by the way, courtesy of Atlas Sewing Supply. If you’re looking for small quantities of industrial thread locally, it’s at a place called La Mina, 1831 Texas St. Thread sales are only between 7:00-11:00 AM. He has boxes and boxes of the stuff, cheap. I tell you, it’s been hard to find things like this since we lost our A&E distributor. We also used to have a Sunbrand and a Universal but they’re long gone. At one time, there were more sewing machines in operation in El Paso TX than anywhere else on the planet. Seriously. Anyway, I have to go back this evening for our first ever meet up of industry people.
But on to the topic at hand, namely this collar, neckline, tie or whatever you choose to call it. I apologize for not remembering who sent me this, it was awhile ago, but isn’t this cool? I don’t even know which designer made it. I really need to keep better notes. Anyone care to guess how this was made? It doesn’t look very difficult but I’ve been wrong plenty of times before. It looks as though the tie end is actually sewn into place after feeding through the loop that holds it but I don’t think it is. How would she get it over her head? Oh wait, there could be a back zip. The tie end also looks doubled (softer) but the neckline edge off to the viewing left doesn’t look doubled although it has to be. It’s undoubtedly bias.
I can’t guess how you’d choose to make this but I would prefer to not have that tie end permanently stitched at the retaining loop. It would be more fun to pull it through the loop and arrange it. Anyone care to venture what this pattern looks like?