Added Dec 29, 2012
So I’ve been taking some time to actually read about sewing and study the finer side of the craft. Mainly reading the “Readers Digest Complete Guide to Sewing”, and Gertie’s new blog for better sewing. I’ve learnt some really neat things and stuff that I wish I knew years ago
I normally rush into projects and get really excited and then screw up. This fabric was not one I wanted to screw up on. It cost me a pretty penny ($38 per/m!) and I only got just enough so there was no way this was becoming a scrapheap reject.
When I first made this dress it ended up being a lumpy jug of yellow custard of a dress and I was determined to correct it!
So with my new found confidence I bravely changed the side darts and added darts at the back. Not a big deal really I suppose…
And I took the time to use the different sewing machine feet and over-casted every edge and then blind hemmed the bottom and sleeves. I also fitted the shoulders better so that they fit more at the upper arm and then flare out slightly at the elbow.
It’s fun to learn and use new techniques!
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