@a_slice_of_allotment_life - You have inspired me to finish an item I cut out in December for a top for my 12 year old that needed bias binding around the neck & arms. Just finished it and it fits her perfectly. It will loosen up once I wash it.
Two days back and there is already a flurry of things to be done, practical, digital, and intellectual, there are areas to be worked upon. One of the main focuses of this week is the completion of the trousers, which were stalled for a long time in December due to lack of final fabrics, however, since having found this and cut it, I have made great progress. An issue the trousers had was with comfort due to the inside of the trousers featuring a cluster of fabric which was held inside the leg, as well as the bulk of the zips with the satin, therefore, I decided to create a panel which fitted over the entirety of the inner features, as well as the added success of pushing the satin further forward and ruching it when the zips open. However, I did not just want this to be a simple panel which was the right size, I want to fulfil a crucial aspect of tailoring, which involves ensuring the finish on the inside matches the quality and presentability of the outside, and so I have added accent bias binding to all edges of the panels, which I feel adds more daring and intriguing element which suggests the genuine thought which has gone into both the exterior and interior construction of the trousers; the addition of this bias binding to all raw seams of the rest of the trousers created a running theme and I feel it represents the elements of structure which have persisted throughout the project and initiate from the research and the concept. Beyond this, which has taken quite some time including the addition of bias binding to all the trouser panel raw edges, the jet pockets have been prepared, the waistband fused, and the darts sewn. I am almost ready to actually construct the trousers. #nua#tailoring#trousers#zip#biasbinding#pieces#patterns#blackandred#brass#metal#construction#manufacture
Off to knitting class @rumpelstiltskin_yarn in my #memadeeveryday wardrobe! This is Dress No. 2 by @100actsofsewing and the Stowe Bag by @grainlinestudio, designed specifically to hold knitting projects. I’ve found the pockets to be great for holding a gauge, scissors and little odds and ends. It’s all up on ze blog! Link in bio. ✂️
I will say mine is sewing chiffon and silky fabrics 😧
Fear means that you either don’t ever attempt it or you completely ignore the particular subject 😰... share your fears and thoughts too I will attempt to share tips on a few of your comments 💖💖💖#sewgirl#creatives
Having a go at making some continuous bias binding. If you look closely, you can see I've already drawn lines on the fabric... before it was on the bias. On the up side, I have well and truly learnt from this mistake and my next batch was perfect. Mistakes are an important part of learning, right?
Hey sewers! Give me your bias binding tips.......please?? This turned out ok but i did handstitch it down. Is it actually possible to use thr machine and catch it all? @knitmetogether @tappity @jodiarrow @khatijah_inayat