I had such a long day yesterday, what with having to stay at work a bit later for an open evening, and then driving straight to my dress making class until 9pm (luckily, my friend Vicky gave me a yummy cookie to give me a bit of a sugar rush!). I felt like I was moving in slow motion, I was not in a particularly productive mood. I have now inserted both sleeves in my dress though, although doing one took about an hour! I kept catching a small bit of the fabric, causing an overlap, everytime! Luckily, Janet saved the day! Typically, the second one was sewn in with no problems at all. I also pressed and stitched the wrap over vent at the back of the dress, but unfortunately ran out of time to hem it - that is Monday's job :)
- Always tack sleeves and zips.
- To always use the same (thickness) of thread on the top of the machine as the one in the bobbin case.
- Sewing my tacks too big.
- Having to re-stitch about 1" of my sleeve to the body of the dress three times.