Friday, April 27, 2007

Skirt II

The skirt takes longer than hoped. After locking and assembling all lining pieces I found out that the pattern was not wide enough at the hips and too wide on the waist. And I was convinced I had changed the pattern... So probably not, as the first skirt I made fits well still.
Luckily I cut everything with 5/8"/1,5 cm seams, so I had enough fabric to lay out the skirt at the hips.

After some experimenting on scraps I decided to use a narrow French seam.
I stitched at 1 cm, cut the extra fabric off with my locker (w
ithout treads or needles). I read this tip in Threads sometime ago, and it works smoothly.

Here are two pictures of the French seam, first stitched and cut, the second is the finished seam from the right side of the fabric.

Tonight I sewed all fabric pattern pieces together, but not the seam where the zipper will be. Still thinking how to make that.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

First post

This is my first post into this blog.
No sewing projects under construction any more. Today I finished the last of a couple of garments. I've been thinking of starting a blog for a while, and this is a good point for me as I will start with new things.
Perhaps blogging about my projects will help me finish them before starting something else (which I'm in the habit of doing).

I'll start with a skirt.
This is a pattern from the Dutch Knip magazine from October 2004. I've made it before in dark winter colors. This time I'll use a cotton/silk voile from EmmaOneSock. The difficulty in this skirt is that the fabric is sheer, so I want to use French seams and an invisible zipper.

This is the photo of the skirt in the magazine and the line drawing.

I will use a white lining and made the lining pattern as a pencil skirt, without the ruffled part.