Sausage construction

Attaching the scarf collar to the Jalie scarf top 2921 was like stuffing a sausage. Now I’ve not made sausages from scratch although my Dad and his cousins made their own meat products when they were young fathers, but to get back onto the topic, here’s what I found fascinating. How often do you sew two pieces of fabric together when you join an right side to a wrong side. In my experience, not that often. This is how you start attaching the scarf top to the bodice pieces.

Then the bodice pieces are rolled or stuffed into the scarf piece so you can sew the scarf top, right sides together. I pinned the fabric away from the original stitching line so I would catch any bodice pieces in the process. 

Then you’ve basically sewn the bodice pieces into the scarf collar, bar a 2.5cm gap to then pull the bodice pieces back through. That’s why it looks to me like a sausage.

So below is the final scarf top attached to the bodice pieces with no seam allowance showing. 
So that’s the story on how to attach the scarf collar so the seam allowances remain hidden. BTW the darker top is an entry to the Best of Patterns contest on PR because I used a textured knit that was very challenging.
Not only is the fabric a knit, there are two firm segments and pleats in between these segments.
Here’s today’s MMM look. I’ve gone for the dark tights to hide my cycling scars from my training ride last Satuday afternoon. The soreness persists.
Jacket: Lincraft (1082) zipper jacket made from a double knit and fully interfaced with textureweft to keep it’s shape. This jacket has to be as old as my youngest nephew.
Top: Kwik sew 2683 with contrast printed sleeves.
Skirt: Fully lined wool skirt (McCalls 8972) with Roberta Thompson in her classes at least 10 years ago. The fabric was a gift from an aunt.


  1. I love that top. I've seen it on other blogs too. You look great in it and all your outfits. I love looking through your blog. It's plain you love sewing as much as I do.


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