- Shawl Cardi - Choosing the Fabric - Part 1
- Shawl Cardi - Before Cutting the Fabric - Part 2
- Shawl Cardi - Tracing, Tracing, Tracing - Part 3
- Shawl Cardi - Steaming and Seaming - Part 4
|Click to enlarge. I trimmed the yellow triangles before sewing the sides and sleeve seams.|
The top photo is the "before". Here is the "after". This time the sleeve is at the top of the pic.
Ok, if I were sewing this for demonstration purposes only, I'd probably have chosen a lighter color, plain fabric, another color binding, and contrasting thread. I hope the picture is clear enough to see that this really does get rid of bulk. Another place where seam allowances can get bulky is where the shoulder seam meets the top of the sleeve. I could have clipped the corner of the shoulder's seam allowance before sewing on the sleeve. It really didn't seam to be a problem, however.
The end is near. Next I'll sew on the Front Band a/k/a the shawl collar, and I'll hem this thing.