On Saturday while my sewing buddies were over, I took out my swap pieces and asked for their opinion on how my SWAP plan was going. The main comment I got was the china print skirt only needed a black knit top.At the January Pitt Trading sale, I bought this black poly knit as a … Continue reading black knit top – kwik sew 2694
Here's my first attempt at recycling a RTW garment.I love shirring and we've had our end of summer sales. At Tightrope they had stacks of shirred maxi dresses for $10. I wanted a top that had shirring on the hips so I bought a maxi dress that had shirring around the bust, cut it in … Continue reading Upside down maxi dress
As you can see, I'm taking a colour break.This was the first top I made today. There's no science in the pattern placement and the neckling on the pattern was tight around my neck, so I've dropped it a bit.When I sewed on the FOE on the neckline, that's when I had used the one … Continue reading colour break – Kwik Sew 2683
As you can see, I had to take my own pic and this design worked.I've used a two-step process to sew on this FOE.These photos are proof that this two-step process and it worked. No tears. The key design suggestion was to use part of the fabric border under the bust. The picture above is the … Continue reading Design learning – Kwik Sew 2694
Here's one of my tops for my dark swap. The fabric is from Pitt Trading and for a cotton it's quiet fragile. The embroidery border is only placed on the front panel and I've matched it on both left and right panels. I've used black buttons instead of ties to keep the shirt on, rather … Continue reading Black wrap top – butterick 5328
Yesterday I was trying to finish the black wrap blouse with border embroidery and the overlocker kept making uneven stitches. I rethreaded the little terror a few times with no luck. The thread was running out and broke while rethreading the new thread. I have a Janome mylock 534D.My blouse fabric ripped at the sleeve … Continue reading overlocker 0 – velosewer 1
Ok, so we don't look like twins. Maybe aunty twice removed and niece, and that's where I'm leaving the comparison.Here's what the back fit looks like. I've done a sway back adjustment but I may need to add some butt room.