Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Anyhow, this has been a big year for me - I've started finishing seams, I can flat-fell, make french seams, do hong kong finishes, shirr, handle knits and make button holes. My goal for the coming year is to take it up a notch and conquer the lined jacket, make a bra, a bathing suit, a pair of shoes (I've been doing research!) and get a pair of jeans to fit properly. Think happy thoughts, because I'm quaking in my stylish yet affordable boots.
And on to a proper sewing update:
I finally finished all the straight stitching - despite trying to follow the serged seams, I ended up taking off a bit more material (we're talking a millimeter or two per seam) but the dress is noticeably tighter, if that's possible. However, its a reasonably stretchy knit, so I can still get it on, breathe and move.... but I can never gain weight and it can never shrink. ever. Anyhow - the neckline is bound, and the arm holes are most of the way there, I ended up going with self fabric as I couldn't find a match for the weight of the original material in black. (The internet you say? I am not that patient, nor do I particularly want to spend more. This is Jomar fabric, so right now the dress is around the $6 mark, and spending far more than that for trim seems a bit silly.)