Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Katies (additional) adventures in dress making land

Janet, my dress making tutor, runs a course on Mondays as well as the Wednesday session that I attend.  As it is nearing the end of term, she has allowed the classes to come to either or both sessions, which is great!  So now, I will be doubling up on sewing time when I can!

I went along tonight (in the top I made!  I will get some photographs posted very soon, I'm so proud of myself!).  I decided to begin making the dress which I have had the pattern pieces cut out for for a while.  It was a pretty productive class, I managed to over lock everything I needed to, attach interfacing to the facings and insert darts.  I will be back again on Wednesday to stitch the shoulders together and then pin it all together and put it on the check the fit.

Knowledge
  • To not reverse stitch on thin cottons when inserting darts, as it may pull the fabric.
  • To sew darts from outside to inside.
  • That you can use similar shades of cotton when sewing/over locking if you do not have enough of one - twist them together and hold against the fabric to check if they match.
  • Not to attach neck facing pieces together until the garment is constructed, just in case it needs adjusting.
Mistakes
  • Cutting the wrong interfacing, oops!
  • Sewing one of the darts a bit wonky, and having to unpick it and do it again.
  • Not being able to curve the over locker very well (lovely Janet stepped in to save the day before I chopped off too much fabric!).
Here is just a little photograph to show you the darts that I sewed :)  Hopefully after tomorrows class, I will have some more interesting photographs to show you all!

2 comments:

  1. Love the fabric you're using. Looking forward to seeing the finished dress. xx

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  2. Oooh, the classes sound great...where do they take place? I'm on the lookout for somewhere good around Leicester...

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