Wednesday, 7 September 2011

New Look 6936, Hand Stitching Hem

Week 7.

Hello! I'm back after 2 weeks of no class! Tutor was injured so one class was cancelled, and last week I was sick as a dog so I couldn't go to class.

Today I put elastic under the bust to gather in the dress. 
I measured under my bust (74cm) and cut 3cm less (71cm) of elastic.


Threaded elastic through using a safety pin.

Ta-da! 

 Now on to shortening the skirt! I decided to keep the skirt a little longer than what I originally wanted. The skirt now sits a few centimeters above the knee.


Measuring around the skirt to ensure accurate hemming. 

 I had to cut 15cms of excess fabric off. This process was pretty time consuming, I had to measure all the way around the entire skirt to make sure that I was cutting exactly 15cms off evenly. I had to measure, then place pins around the whole skirt where the hem should finish.


Pinning around the entire skirt to indicate were the hem should finish.

 Then I had to allow 3cms seam allowance (I think that's what it's called?)


Cutting 3cms below the hem.

Snip snip!

 I then had to fold up the hem, pin it, then fold 5mm under and pin. Next week I will be hand stitching the hem. That's right, hand stitching. Using my own hands. I thought the tutor was kidding when she told me that.

Now to hand stitch! 

Tutor says that hand stitching will give the hem a nicer hem, "This is not a crappy dress from Target" - quote tutor.

Next week tutor will show me how to hand stitch, which I will do myself at home to finish this dress.

This Sunday I will be going to The Fabric Store to browse through Vogue patterns (on sale for $12!!) and to choose fabric for my Vogue dress.

I really love this fabric from Lincraft, so it will be my back up if I don't see anything I like at The Fabric Store.


Fantasy Floral, Cotton Sateen. $18/m




1 comments:

  1. Hello! I'm back after 2 weeks of no class! Tutor was injured so one class was cancelled, and last week I was sick as a dog so I couldn't go to class. portable sewing machine

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