Posted December 12, 2009on:
So I’ve been working on a dress, on-and-off, and then off for a long time because I reached the point where I had to hand-sew… And I don’t like to hand-sew, primarily because I end up spending most of the time poking my fingers with the needle or pins, ouch
I was reading this blog by the Selfish Seamstress, who is a really talented and funny lady. She was writing about how she made a cowl sleeveless top in under an hour and even provided the pattern she designed for it! She used a knit fabric, and I have never made anything from knits before because I thought you needed a serger machine, and I only have a regular sewing machine. But she wrote that she doesn’t have a serger, and used a regular sewing machine to make this, so I decided to delay hand-sewing and instead focus on a fast and easy project.
Woohoo! Thank you, Selfish Seamstress! This was really fast and easy to make – essentially you just cut out 3 pieces, and sew them together (and iron a little)! And since it is a knit fabric you can skip the time-consuming things like zippers. This definitely makes me want to sew some more knits.
And did you notice a label on the garment, har har. Okay so I may have purchased some labels with “fangaroni” on them so I could sew them to my garments. Hey, it makes me happy to see these labels on my clothes, teeheehee