Hi everyone, I have been watching the disscussions for some time now but haven’t introduced myself. I am 57 years old and have lived all my adult life in Israel. I am married and have 9 children and 24 grandchildren. I started sewing at the age of 12 when I took my first Singer sewing course, I just love it like everyone else in this forum.I have been subscribing to threads for abuot 4 years now and really lok forward to each new issue. The first years I was in Israel people sent me patterns from America but that became difficult so I started using the Burda System basically ther I was sewing without instructions because I didn”t read German. 14 years ago I took a wonderful patternmaking course and now I work on my own.
Because of this I am always seem to have a problem with placement of darts. I always draft them down the front of the pattern recently Threads had an article about placing them in t-shirts from the armhole sleeve but what if I want to move it down to the side seam?
I hope this isn’t too much for one letter but I just bought a serger and would like to Know it when I sew woven fabrics that must be well ppressed should I finish the seamlines with the serger first then sew or sew press and then serge?
My thanks to all of you, Cynthia