- I don't have a finished garment to show, but I have completed my muslin for the Beignet skirt from Colette patterns. This is the first pattern that I have purchased from this company, and it will not be my last. I found the instructions to be very well written, considering this pattern is rated intermediate. I still consider myself to be a beginner, so case in point, these are awesome instructions.The entire pattern is lovely, which comes in a little booklet. I am very impressed!
- Now, back to the muslin! I did a quick and dirty muslin, and I do mean quick and dirty. But it served it's purpose so that I could work out whatever kinks, before cutting into my fashion fabric. I was able to make my first button hole evah! I know, I am such a cornball lol , but I had been intimidated for ever.I should be ashamed at how simple and easy it really and truly was. I found a lovely tutorial on YouTube for my machine and the rest is what they call history..
|My first button hole evah' lol.. The|
writing is some gibberish to help me out
on my real garment..
- Moving on a little from my "Beignet" skirt muslin for now! As the the title post says" A little bit of this and a little bit of that". I have been working on my hand stitching, and I had to redo part of my hem on my Simplicity skirt 2451, as I found that I didn't properly secure the stitch, argh! However, all was not lost, I was able to learn a new stitch. Well, new to me that is, which is the catch stitch. I love, love that hand stitch..
|My first time catch stitching.|
|Wearing my freshly catch stitched hem skirt|
at the park today! My little one took the picture
so that's why my head is cut off lol!
- I also received some lovelies in the mail today! Woo hoo, don't you just love those days!Well, I have been wanting a wrist pin cushion, ever since I saw the one that Gertie wears on her online course for the perfect bombshell dress on Craftsy. I didn't get the same one as Gertie; however, I purchased my wrist pin cushion from Jo-Ann's online for about seven bucks.. And BTW, the class is the probably the best there is out there, online right now! I am learning leaps and bounds..I Highly recommend this class to anyone!
|A few patterns that came in and some fabric|
that I didn't post..My battery died on my