I just recently got Claire Schaffer's new DVD and I love it. It is a sewing workshop with Claire demonstrating and explaining basic hand-sewing techniques, pressing and other topics. I had never used a catch stitch very much, but she showed a way of attaching elastic to a gaping armscye that clicked with me. She said the catch stitch has elasticity to it, and so it is good to use in situations where there will be some stretch /stress to the seam.
On Tuesday this week, I took my sewing machine to work, along with Pamela's Patterns T-Shirt Makeover pattern, some tracing paper, black thread & scissors. I altered t-shirts for my co-workers to wear to a team-building event at work. The work went fast, but I got stuck in thinking about the hem. I certainly wasn't going to drag a serger to work. (Yes, it was fun to sew in my cubicle! Other people made the labels and brewed the beer - I sewed). I used the catch stitch on the hems and it turned out great! The ladies were very happy with their fitted t-shirts.
hmmm, I just noticed that everyone is a petite except me!
It turned out to be a very fun event at work.
*What a week* **TGIF**
hope you have a nice weekend!