Another sample from my coverstitch book project. I'm having fun experimenting with RTW inspired techniques, always curious to see what we can achieve with our domestic machines! Usually a lot more than we might think!
• Now I will switch to a proper holiday mode after two weeks of book work-"vacation". It was great to get a head start, but this is not a tempo I can keep up indefinitely.
• I've found that a key to get a lot of things done is to compartmentalise tasks and remember that there are many seasons in life, we don't have to do everything at the same time! #dressmaking #coverstitchbook #coverstitch #coverlock #sewingtechniques
Have you heard of the sewing term called "hump jumper"? Hump jumping is when you need to place an equivalently high object under the other side of the presser foot in order to balance the foot front to back or side to side. In the photos and video below, I am demonstrating how to sew a fixed buckle in place by machine. This technique ensures the needle will pierce the fabric in the exact place it needs to in order to connect with the hook in the bobbin case, therefore making a stitch. If the presser foot is not perfectly balanced, the needle won’t reach the hook properly, and then you're left without a stitch. In this example, I used a machine needle case because it was the same thickness as my buckle.
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Kari taught this dress in classes across the country, now YOU can own the pattern & kit too!
This A-line dress features an off-center split scalloped collar, contrasting bow, peek-a-boo back opening and contrasting hem band.With artfully embellished outlined appliques and whimsy trims, goes from sweetly classic to simply unforgettable!
New video!!! LINK IN BIO! This one continues on the sewing terminology series and I'm talking everything Bias! .
What is the bias grain? Why is it important? And most importantly, how do you find it??? .
If you're new to sewing and grain lines, or just want a refresher and make sure you have ALL the info you can get, go ahead and watch it now! .
I am actually becoming more and more fascinated with dresses cut on the bias! I am loving the 30's look especially and using the natural stretch and drape of the fabric to create fashion magic! ❤ .
It's amazing how it really gives a whole other look to a garment when you simply use a different grain direction of the fabric! .
And it is something I've not ventured much into myself, I've only made a few things over the years on the bias. But I make my own bias strips ALL the time! .
So tell me, have you ventured into the bias world much? (Id love to know your experience) Or did you just now (from the video) learn what it is and will have to look into it? 😅 .
Link in bio for the video 😘
Trimmed in heirloom laces and ruffles, this vintage styled pattern makes underclothes that are what dreams are made of! Take these simple sewing ideas and easily make the slip into a sundress, the camisole and pantalettes into a summer top pattern and Capri pants or even heirloom styled pajamas of all kinds - all in one pattern!
I know this is old news by a few days, but I do love seeing the Royal kiddos dressed up for special events ❤️ Did you like the clothing?
New favorite waist band interfacing technique. 1 layer of organza + one layer of horsehair canvas (without seam allowances) channel stitched together. It’s strong but super flexible and doesn’t alter the hand of the outer fabric. Also, channel stitching is good mindless sewing when you can’t sleep at 1am 😅 #couturesewing #sewing #handmade #sewingtechniques
So glad to have learned the burrito roll for sewing this tank top that will be on a dress 👗 soon