I sewed a few knit tops recently and a knit dress for my DD. I used a Bernina My Label pattern for the dress and noticed a glaring mistake in a key measurement after it was finished. Sigh.
That is one thing about BML - always double check the model's measurements. It will re-calculate some measurements and you must go back and check every measurement one last time and correct any new re-calculations. Well, it was good practive sewing with knits and I left it in her room so she can pick it up next time she stops by. Maybe she can chop it off and wear it as a top? Who knows.
After that little fiasco, I wanted a quick win, so I sewed this sweet flirty little skirt from another rayon knit from EmmaOneSock (I am hooked her her fabrics and the way she packs them in tissue paper like litte presents!)
And look at what the mailmain brought for me! Magazines all the way from kbenco in Australia.
What a pleasure these have been! The one on the left is devoted to embroidery and comes complete with instructions for select projects. The other it Australian Stitches magazine. It is sooo interesting to read a magazine I had only heard about. There are a LOT of meaty articles and of course, I am fascinated with all the advertisements and subtle differences between a US publications and one from Oz.
The feature projects are really cute little Asian themes:
I may ask my neighbor to help me get started with some hand embroidery.
Next up is a jacket from Burda WOF. I have sewn a muslin of #131 from May 2008. I am in the mood to sew something trendy. It will look cute with my orphan skirt shown above.
Even with all this fabric in the cupboard, I don't have anything suitable. A trip to the fabric store is in order.
I worked a long day on Saturday so I am taking Monday off for a little personal sewing.
I also received some industrial sewing machine needles in the mail from Martha Domke- THANK YOU! Those will be good for heavy duty sewing - like canvas.
The sewing community is so generous and thoughtful. It is truly heartwarming. And fun!
Happy Sewing, Friends!