Member Since: 11/20/2012
My aim is to produce a basic stylish age-appropriate wardrobe that looks as good on the inside as on the outside - garments that say "beautiful work and wonderful style".
I've yet to make a skirt with which I'm completely happy, so I don't wear them often. A good reference book could help me change all that, whilst reducing my stash!
How does the grosgrain deal with the curve that is present at the top edge of the piece?
Run out of iron cleaner and you've gunked up your iron? Wrap a piece of white wax candle in a piece of soft clean old cotton or terry, warm up the iron then gently rub over the cloth/candle pad until the gunk melts onto the cloth. I would use my new iron to press the frills on the 6 long train Spanish flamenco skirts I have to make!
I've used sari fabric to make waistcoats and bed skirts. For the waistcoat I interlined with a silk organza before cutting out.
I also use lengths of Malaysian batik which comes preprinted for sarong skirts to make sundresses. The cotton fabric is very comfortable and it is a dream to sew. I have recently purchased some more and will make it into summer pants or a wrapped stitched skirt - haven't decided yet.
This is a great idea - very timely for me as I've just cut out a boatneck sweater that could do with some shoulder height.
Would really like to have a tute showing how to make shoulder pads from scratch one day. They are quite difficult for me to find where I live - we don't all have the luxury of haberdashery stores nearby!
This is so timely - I think I can use this finish for a jersey binding on a V neck dress that doesn't have a CF seam. Brilliant
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