Friday, June 4, 2010

Sewing and Dress Forms

After neglecting my dandy sewing machine for a long time, I finally decided to take it out today for a little project. I've been watching a lot of sewing tutorials on YouTube yesterday and I've been meaning to start sewing again so the timing was right. Plus, I bought a ton of vintage patterns that I've been wanting to sew so I definitely needed to brush up on my skills.

I'm pretty much a simple sewer. I make tote bags, attach zippers, shorten hems, real easy and simple stuff. I know the basics to make use of my sewing machine. I guess you can say that I'm a beginner.

Today, I dabbled on using bias tape. The vintage patterns that I bought always seem to mention them so I figured I might as well get acquainted with this thing. Wow! They are the most wonderful things ever! If you use pre-made bias tape, they're actually easy to use! (It would be safe to assume that most of my sewing project from here on out will have bias tape) With my newly learned technique, I decided to add some detail to a plain pink dress that I have with some white bias tape. I still have a lot of things I want to add to the dress so I'm not yet done. You can take a peek at what I've done so far with the bias tape below.

Gosh, I've forgotten how fun it is to sew! Unfortunately, it also reminded me of how expensive it can be. I guess it's time to start collecting those Joanns coupons again! Speaking of sewing, guess who arrived in the mail today? Sandy! The lovely dress form that I bought on eBay! You'll be seeing a lot of Sandy in the shop as she will be modeling for me! Yay!


Wendy said...

Ooh, a dress form is a good investment! Maybe someday I'll get one myself. I imagine it will be so useful, especially for setting sleeves and hemming. Happy sewing!

my little Aura said...

Congrats and welcome back to the sewing world!
Thanks for the link of that dress form seller, she has impressible good deals.
see ya'

cb said...

yay sewing! this post made me smile. i am new to sewing and i am falling in love!

by the way you should start riding your bike again, it really is the best!


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