Hurray, there's some progress! I've assmebled the main part of the dress, although still didn't get to the sleeves. Read all about it in the original post! (The link goes straight to the new bit.)
I've updated my recent post on fancy hems with some ideas on what to do if you haven't got the genius adjustible hemmer foot, and how to start a rolled hem. Find it all in the original post!
I've been playing with some options for hem finishes on several recent projects, and thought I'd put them together in one post. There are so many ways to make a hem - it's mind-boggling! And after you read this, you'll be thinking up even more! Stitched overlock hem I needed a way to finish several… Continue reading Fancy hem finishes
It seems people find some of my writings useful - thank you all for your constructive feedback! And I guess it is inevitable that some people start mis-interpreting what they read. Some people have been asking questions about modern machines, such as which model to choose. I thank you for your confidence, but I am… Continue reading I guess you’ve found my blog…
There! Your tail is all fixed! 🙃
By popular request, here is how my sewing space is organised. My "sewing room" is really a bay window space of our living room / kitchen combo. My main sewing table is the left triangular surface with the green machine sunk into the table. Here is a close-up of that space showing the hole: That… Continue reading My sewing space
I got my hands on some 1930s patterns, finally! Some sewing, some knitting and lots and lots of embroidery, plus the obligatory slimming and getting-rid-of-the-beard ads, plus a very special way of rejuvenating your hair! The three magazines in question are: February 1936 "The Needlewoman", UK; and November 1937 and March 1938 "Mode und Wäsche",… Continue reading Three magazines from 1930s