Lucky Sew and Sew's fantastic tutorial 'Lining a Sleeveless Sheath Dress by Machine'.
Diane at Dream.Cut.Sew, who so generously shares many great tips at her blog, who also recently showed how to offset the invisible zip seamlines ever so slighty where they 'meet', to not pucker. This is my first dress I've put an invisible zip in that did not pucker and that I did not have to un-pick and re-do multiple times. I apologize I could not find Diane's direct post with her great photo, but hope mine will do, below. I first sewed the invisible zip..... then changing to a regular zip foot, pinned this 'meeting place' very carefully, and beginning at the bottom..... stitched up and ended here, slightly offsetting. EDITED TO ADD: the link to take you directly to Diane's awesome tutorial complete with lots of photos.
Pilvi Jacket last year, before machine stitching a blind hem. Super love the way this turned out. I'd made yards and yards of the stuff, (think quilt binding quantity!) not fully realizing how little a garment actually uses..... so yes!... more will be popping up in my posts as I sew through the pile. Good thing it's cute! ;) The last hemming stitch was stitched late Saturday afternoon for my new dress to be worn to church Easter Sunday, all to find my daughter did not feel well Sunday morning, so we all stayed home to be with her. And that was the right thing to do. Also in the photo below, is part of the lining hem. This was simply serged, rolled twice into a 'narrow hem' and top-stitched in place Experience is showing with how even the 'rolling' is, coupled with the even stitching. Nice to be becoming 'experienced'.... finally!!!
Sarah Liz, that my March Make a Garment a Month plans were made and COMPLETED in March! Yes!! :)
|Paired with the BurdaStyle 01/2016 #120 Reversible Jacket|