Don't just carry on sewing when you've pricked your finger! Unless you are sewing red, that is. 😉
I've been hearing it a lot lately: "making clothes is not worth my time". Sometimes people have been implying that I waste my life away making my clothes. Some people even said so. Not worth your time? So, how many days a year do you walk about naked? Most people wear clothes every day of… Continue reading Making clothes not worth your time?
A great advantage of having a stash is that when you suddenly realise that you absolutely urgently need another dress like the one you just made but lighter, with a wider skirt and in red - you have just the fabric for it. 😀 This is viscose of medium density: it is quite heavy, so… Continue reading A dress from 1941 take II
That's according to my college tutors. Backtacking is rough and ugly and has no place in couture sewing. If backtacking was spotted in our work, points were taken off. Ugh! But it's quick and easy! So, as proper students, we found ways to cheat. 😀 After all, points were only taken off if the teachers… Continue reading Backtacking is for amateurs
This is a dress from the May 1941 issue of Beyers Mode für Alle magazine - Germany. I don't have the actual magazine, just the pattern sheet. I bought one issue of this magazine and it came "complete with all the pattern sheets" - oh joy, they are so rare. But it turned out to… Continue reading A dress from 1941
And what is more stitch-intensive than quilting? The project I am making a quilted bag for my AEG 760 overlocker - and it's a cube! 30cm x 30cm x 30cm. I decided to quilt all panels individually and then sew them together with flat seams: the batting will always remain in single layer but the… Continue reading Those gears need work!
Oh! Let's open this Pandora's box... For two thirds of my sewing life I didn't have an overlocker - couldn't afford one, and was getting on just fine without it. Then I chanced upon a good deal, bought one and could not understand how on Earth I could live without one all those years... The… Continue reading The battle of the Titans: zig-zag versus overlock