Ergonomic tracing wheel and toiles

Tracing wheels are a must in couture sewing or when you're simply tracing a pattern onto fabric. Prepping patterns gives you better accuracy but tracing can be tiring.I tested a 27-pattern piece dress so the thought of tracing stitching lines and notches was demotivating. Truly.Here's the prep stage: pattern, calico, Prym ergonomic tracing wheel, Prym … Continue reading Ergonomic tracing wheel and toiles

Couture sewing part 2

Here's the finished guipure lace skirt I made at Susan Khalje’s 3 day guipure lace skirt workshop in Brisbane using fabric from Minerva Crafts. I’m now hooked on making anything ‘guipure’.While this project is a bit formal I couldn't pass up the opportunity to learn more skills. Now I'm thinking of more 'urban' ways to use guipure lace.Any straight skirt pattern … Continue reading Couture sewing part 2