I made a scarf!
From my new book.
You know, the one that’s going to turn me into a dressmaking whiz, and enable me to make all my own clothes 🙂
I don’t really wear scarves, but I wanted to work my way through the book properly, and not skip bits.
I am really, really trying, to be a neater sewer.
I am more than a little slap-dash, and I am slowly coming to realise, that with sewing, this is not the best approach.
I am trying my hardest to be careful and methodical, but I am always rushing to get to the end, as I want to see what it looks like, and then it looks a bit rubbish, because I’ve rushed it.
I have heard people talk about not being able to sew in a straight line before-my big issue seems to be marking and cutting in a straight line. Who knew this was so hard?
I can cut two bits of fabric from the same pattern piece, and they will be different shapes/sizes-how is that even possible?
Anyway, this is what I was aiming for:
And this is what I ended up with:
You can barely notice a difference can you?!
One issue I had was finding some fabric I liked.
I have a pretty impressive fabric stash, but somehow never the right type/colour/pattern combo that I want/need.
I ended up cutting up this skirt that I attempted to make last Summer, and that ended up being too big (you see, rushing again!)
But then I had a piece of fabric that was round, with a circular pattern, that I wanted to cut a straight piece of fabric from. And I was supposed to fold the fabric and cut the pattern on the fold so that I ended up with one long piece, but t was hard to find a piece that I could fold, and still fit my pattern piece onto.
Crikey, using pre-loved fabric does seem to make dressmaking more complicated!
Anyone got any top tips for shopping for second-hand/vintage fabric, and then for using it?