28 April, 2015
arisaid commented on the forum topic Your favorite sewing tools?
My favourite tool would be a very sharp pair of small scissors, great for trimming off threads etc.
arisaid commented on the forum topic Button and Loop Closure Wedding Gown
Another late viewer here. Even easier, put a zip down the back, then sew on buttons. Certainly easier to get in and out of
arisaid commented on the forum topic Cute printed buttons- toddler clothes ideas
I have used similar buttons as decoration. Made dress with a yoke, embroidered stems and leaves, added buttons as flowers. The watering can would look great too.
26 November, 2014
arisaid commented on the forum topic Silk pyjama seams - repair?
When sewing silk I always do french seems and use a very very sharp, fine needle. Hope you have been able to fix your pyjamas.
arisaid commented on the forum topic What is your favorite pant pattern?
Try Petite Plus patterns. Their pants are fantastic.
arisaid commented on the forum topic Trouble Fitting
I trace my patterns off onto Vilene and use those. I can then baste them together and get the fit right before cutting into the fabric.
22 July, 2014
arisaid commented on the forum topic Sewing tulle with fine ruching/pleats
If you do want soft gathering a good trick is to zig zag over a thread that you then pull up. Gives a much more professional look. However I agree with Kate that it looks circular in this insta…
arisaid commented on the article Beach Comber: 9 Children's Patterns
16 July, 2014
arisaid commented on the article First Blush: 7 Soft Patterns
The draped skirt l,ooks like a theatre curtain!
3 July, 2014
arisaid commented on the forum topic Im looking for skirt pattern
From the way the fabric pattern lies, it looks as though it is a straight skirt with an overlay which is atttached to a twisted band at the front and straight band at the back. Or even a straight …
2 July, 2014
arisaid commented on the forum topic rotary cutter or not?
Roatary cutter yes – plus a good ruler too. I use a quilting ruler and have a safety guard on it as I am really clumsy. To prolong the life of your cutter once the blade starts to blunt just tu…
1 July, 2014
arisaid commented on the forum topic Keep and repair or buy new machine?
Hope you have found the cords! I took my old Bernina to one place to have repaired and they said they couldn’t do it as parts could not be sourced. Found another repair place and they certainly…
25 June, 2014
Just found this terrific blog www.abeautifulmess.com/2013/02/fashionsketching-for-beginners.
Such sensible advice and lots on the comments too. Good luck and let us know how you get on
I would lo…
arisaid commented on the forum topic Organza collar
Organza – especially silk organza – usually has enough body in it to keep it standing.
arisaid commented on the forum topic Wedding dress advice for a single mother
Perhaps you could have it in a bright colour. I have a friend who had a bright red wedding dress and it looked fabulous!
arisaid commented on the forum topic Holes in my jersey knit
Was it a new needle?
1 May, 2014
arisaid commented on the forum topic Pre-Wash Fabric with Water Stain, right?
I would. When fabric is still wet place in the freezer till ‘frozenish’ and then iron. Good luck.
9 April, 2014
arisaid commented on the forum topic Pattern size range
A range of 5 sizes is not enough! Why do petite sizes have to be for only smaller built women? Needing a petite 52 just doesn’t work with Burda patterns.
19 March, 2014
arisaid commented on the forum topic I put my sewing machine needle in backwards.
Sewing machine mechanic is needed!
18 March, 2014
arisaid commented on the article Country Style: 9 New Designs
Nice collection BUT the hems on spotted dress and green dress are dreadful! What is wrong with the stylist?
11 March, 2014
arisaid commented on the forum topic Do you sew all your own clothes and why?
I make my own dresses, tops, skirts, jackets etc. Not underwear. I like making my own clothes for the creative outlet, plus I can get them to fit me. Nothing I have ever bought has fitted sat…
26 February, 2014
arisaid commented on the forum topic Stiff Silk Shiny Type of Material
What I would do – wash before using; would use a fine jeans needle (very sharp); and probably a foot on the machine with a teflon coating.
arisaid commented on the article Kind of Blue: 10 New Designs
Love the little dress/suit look. Where do I get that fabric!
25 February, 2014
arisaid commented on the forum topic Suggestions wanted...
Kwik sew patterns are good for beginners. Just make sure that you get a pattern that is not for knits. Leave the knit fabric until you have more skills. If available in your area it is a go…
20 February, 2014
arisaid commented on the forum topic edges on taffeta
A rolled hem would be good but as you don’t have a serger ……….
However all is not lost. You could sew a row of stitches near the edge all the way round and then roll it over with your finger…
15 February, 2014
arisaid commented on the forum topic rotary cutter and mat
Fellow sewers please remember to clean your scissors and blades! Either use something to wipe them clean or wash them under warm water. This will help to remove any clinging fibres. If ’someo…
29 January, 2014
arisaid commented on the technique How to Thread a Needle Step by Step
Some people ‘wet’ the end of the thread. Don’t do this, wet the needle instead. Voila thread goes through easily.
arisaid commented on the technique Tips to Keep Scissors
It is a good idea to wash your scissors to keep them clean and sharp!
15 January, 2014
arisaid commented on the article Garden Beauty: 7 New Plus Size Patterns
Have to agree with you. The boxy jacket would only make a plus sized woman look even bigger. Pity about the fabric choice in the central panel dress, it looks quite strange. Would have liked to…
8 January, 2014
arisaid commented on the forum topic Hips wider than waist, need help measuring?
By the way no question on this forum is ever stupid!!