Unfortunately, the rest of the Steampunk outfit is going to have to wait a bit, as Reno Pop Culture Con is upcoming first, and I have some sewing to do for that too. But I’m off to a good start with this simple blouse pattern from Simplicity.Read More
Basically, extend the shoulder dart to your horizontal balance line (HBL) that runs from center back to armscye. Pick a point in the neckline and extend a line from the neckline to where the dart meets the HBL. Cut out the dart, then slash the neck line and HBL from armscye to but not through where the dart point meets the HBL. Close the shoulder dart and the dart excess will be transferred equally to the armscye and neckline.Read More
I really want to GET pattern making. There are so many things I want to make that there are no patterns for (that I know of…to be fair, it’s entirely possible I just haven’t been exposed the right pattern maker yet). So I’m reworking my blog posting schedule so that rather than running ahead with the lessons and having to back track the posting, I’m posting in line with what I’m learning.Read More
If you ever need a guide in this most simple and basic of garments, get The Tunic Bible. It was easy to read, and it’s obvious that the authors are both seamstresses, used to giving clear direction in the way everything is laid out and order of construction is given.Read More
Rounding out my sewing for Downton Abbey movie was an overdress. Now, this is not a garment strictly needed for fashion, but as September has been temperamental weather wise, I thought an over garment of some sort to go with the Baltimore Dress might be in order.
So I dug through my pattern stash looking for the easiest possible garment to construct that would work with a 1920’s styling. And I found Simplicity 8707.Read More
I’ve hit one of those odd inconsistencies with the manual. The next lessons involve the sensor pen. These lessons are at the end of chapter 2. But the intro to the lesson says to read chapter 3 before proceeding with the sensor pen lessons.Read More
With the function ON, the needle will be all the way up, halfway down, or in the fabric. This will allow you to carefully place the needle in the fabric prior to stitching.Read More