I may not have had a blog post in a while but my thoughts have been with you and my sewing machine. In fact I have had the most wonderful birthday present (back in October) of an OVER LOCKER!!!!! Wow, I was so excited and scared all at the same time.
Using new equipment takes time to get to know it experiment a little or a lot. Well that in itself is challenging when sewing time has been limited. I thought I would very sensibly use a freebie pattern and fabric from the stash. In walks Simply sews Bela dress.
Being an experiment I didn't stick to any sewing rules, I didn't bother with a zip(it didn't need it with a knit fabric) Arm and hem lengths shortened, purely due to making so many mistakes or getting to grips with tensions and stitches. I feel I have so much to learn, it was lovely using my sewing machine afterwards it felt so comfortable I knew it and what to do. So here is :
Having a over locker has put me so out of my comfort zone and felt rather scarred to use it. Having a stern talking to myself knows that a few smaller projects with room to learn is the only option, also to be brave, something I will have to practice! On the brighter side it has given me a pat on the back and made me acknowledged my sewing machine skills, and that even when totally to plan I love the opportunity to make, and really that is the main point!
My Makes Low Down
- To improve on : generally using a over locker.
- Didn't go to plan : hemming and shortening the sleeves
- What I love about it, the shape of the top half and the fabric
- Would I make it again ; no.