Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Wednesday Update

This week has been pretty busy for me.  I haven't been feeling well, I am trying to kick this flu/cold thing that I have been dealing with for the last few days.  I have to admit, that my sewing mojo has escaped me these last few days.
 I am looking at my fabric collection and struggling to find something to sew.  I have a bunch of ideas, cool patterns and yet here I am.  I think part of this is the weather.  I am ready for winter to be over, I'm looking forward to sewing my spring/summer wardrobe.

I have a quick update on my Inspired By the Movies project.  So the last time, I had figured out the pattern that I was going to use and I chose my fabric.  Here is where I'm at:


Next step from me is to gather the waist.  This is where I have stopped.  In the past, I haven't had much luck with gathering, the thread always seems to break, I have to start over 3 times.   So the next order of business is to find a great tutorial for gathering, join top to bottom, dd a side zipper and hem.  If anyone has a great technique, trick, tutorial on gathering...especially if it's not the traditional method please let me know. :)


2 comments:

  1. Hi there, I'm a long time sewer!! I find when I have a large section to gather, I break up the sections that I gather, going from the side to the middle, breaking the threads then starting a new line an inch over, going to the side and so on. Then I do a second line of basting an inch above the first line. Pull the two threads at the same time and knot them together before going to the next section.

    I hope that helps!! Keep going! I'm going to start my journey of only sewing my clothes this weekend! Thanks for the shot in the arm!

    Lynda Hodges

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  2. The dress is coming along nicely. Love your fabric!!!

    And thanks Lynda for the gathering tip!!! :)

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