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.)
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Happy Blogiversary to you!ReplyDelete
I think the self-binding is a good idea---ordering online is absolutely NOT the best way to match a fabric weight. And I guess with that many seams it wouldn't be hard for 1 or 2 mm to add up to 2 or 4 cm around the width of the whole dress... glad it still fits, at least for now!
It sounds like you've got a packed and ambitious year ahead of you---good luck! :)
Happy Blogiversary!! And here's to a great year of learning more fabulous things (like making your own shoes - awesome)!ReplyDelete
Happy Blogiversary! I don't know any good jokes I'm afraid...and my duck impression just doesn't come across very well in a comment box... ;)ReplyDelete
Happy Bloggiversary Allison! I cheated as I just left a joke on Mela's blog, so stole it back for you too ....ReplyDelete
A guy went into a shop and said ” I’d like to buy a fly please”, and the shopkeeper looked at him kind of strange and said “what?”. The guy said back, “I’d like to buy a fly “. The shopkeeper looked at him really oddly & said “I’m sorry, we don’t sell flies”. And the guy said “Well, you’ve got one in your window” Ba boom!