Sunday, August 26, 2007

Lining a dress

I am working on a dress that I have taken apart 2 or 3 times already. But I really like the fabric, sew I don't want to just give up on it. Now I found a couple of links on the web which I am hoping will help me finally finish it:

Also, this dress will be the first one in which I'll try to insert an invisible or concealed zipper.

Meet my new assistant: Singer DF150

I am excited to try out draping, pattern making, alterations with my new dressform. After a detailed search, I determined that the Singer 150 will fit my size and has a wide enough range that it should also allow me to make clothes for others. I am a little disappointed that it's sew bright red... I'll just have to make a dust cover for it.

Friday, August 10, 2007

My newest inspiration

This article about how to easily assemble pants was my newest inspiration: "Patterns: Guidelines, not Gospel." I am ready to try out a faced pants pattern with a side zipper. The description makes it sound sew easy. Here is a tip from the Threads website to illustrate how it is done.

There is also a video about fly-front zipper insertion, which seems quite easy.

Sew how to start?

It's time to collect, and organize my sewing thoughts, ideas, handy links, and completed projects (yay!)... Sew that's what this blog will be about.