Monday, March 19, 2012
I've spent the day in my cave...my sewing cave!
I started off the morning finishing up a row on Phyllis's appliqued flowers. Also did the curved feathers in the sashing. Then decided to get that bridesmaid dress done. I SO hate working with organza! Does anyone else have problems hemming that stuff? I've already hemmed the other 2 layers (and WHY do we need to have 3 layers of fabric on ONE dress?????) So I tackled the job. If anyone needs a helpful hint on hemming this "stuff" READ ON!
Here is Natalie's dress - The ceiling fan has become my 3rd hand and my Natalie double. I was so glad I thought of this - since for some reason measuring up from their hem was totally uneven! (Now I'm praying my method results in a level hem line)
The ironed crease is where the actual hem will be. I sew a line 1/4" from that cease and then cut 1/4" from the sewn line. This stabilized my work area. Gave me a line to follow when working on it. I fold under on the stitched line and tuck the extra in until it reaches the ironed crease
Then sew...the hem turns out GREAT!
Now back to the flowers! Only 7 more blocks to go!