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Re: other garments.. Racer

Posted by tabitha on April 5, 2004, at 23:58:59

In reply to Re: bras.. and other garments.. tabitha, posted by Racer on April 5, 2004, at 19:52:28

Wow! An actual sewer! You're only the 2nd one I know. The jeans fitting article was in the last Threads, whatever is the one before the current one. I think the cover was about adding godets to skirts.

I'm determined not to let that homemade look stop me from wearing my creations. I'm making tops from t-shirt knit, and the only stitch I can get to work on the hems is zig-zag. You never see that on RTW. Wanted to use a twin needle on the hems, but can't find one for stretch knits, and the one I got for wovens skips stitches like crazy. I did find one online from a diaper sewing store. Yes, a special online store for supplies for sewing diapers.

I don't have a great choice of fabrics either. I'm trying for 'so odd it might look hip' since that's the selection at the stores in my town. The good part is it's cheap. So I got a jersey knit with cakes and pies printed all over it, one that's lime green with leopard print, one with giant ears of corn, and one with retro roadtrip print. And a couple plain black ones, since that's pretty much what I usually wear. I learned it's no fun sewing black fabric with black thread, so I used white thread. Now my top has zig-zag contrast hems. And keep in mind I'm a newbie so my stitiching isn't super straight. It says 'made with love' to me though. Or at least it says 'I had fun sewing this'.

I'm still fiddling with the hems and fit on my t-shirts, then I'm going to tackle some sheer nylon eyelet print. Planning a lettuce edge for that one.

 

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