Having cut out my skirt fabric what seems months ago, I still didn’t get to start sewing it in my Clothes Making class last Monday. I have been assured I will be able to after half term though (tee hee, I’m on half term – it’s properly like being back at school!).
In the meantime, we were taught a couple more seam finishes, which admittedly will be useful, but are not nearly as exciting as starting to make the skirt I started making FIVE WEEKS AGO!!!! (People from college reading this – I promise I’m enjoying it, I’d just like to get going now 🙂 )
So, here are a few more seam finishing options which follow on from the couple I told you about last Monday. I will be using one of them when making my Clover trousers this week, so they have definitely been useful to learn.
Sew a straight line parallel to the seam. This line of stitching is called stay stitching, used to stabilise the fabric and stop it from stretching or distorting.
The second seam finish is even simpler, and is just the zig zag stitch along the raw edges.
I don’t think either of these look as nice as the first seam finish I was taught the week before, but these are less bulky so might be better to use in tight fitting garments.
!!!PILLOWCASE DRESS UPDATE!!!
32 TO GO
When I was growing up, I remember my mum making clothes and nighties for me and my sister, and it was from her that I started to learn to sew. My mum has been behind me and my pillowcase dress challenge from the start (as have all of you!), and I’m in danger of her making more dresses than me I think!
Last Saturday she met up with Dave’s mum, and these are the first four pillowcase dresses they made. There are plenty more to come as my mum has planned a whole day of dress making fun with her friends in a few weeks time!
In case anyone is thinking I’m slacking and getting everyone else to make the dresses, I have been steadily prepping squillions of donated pillowcases, and they are all ready for me to sew up in half term!