one! Here is my newest jacket – from my very basic popular Genesis Too pattern design where the lower ribbing is used for the neckline finish. The extra long length is a result of using polar fleece to create yokes in the front and the back, thereby yielding more sweatshirt ‘fabric’ from the 2XL sweatshirt for the length. My technique for this can be seen and heard at this Gallery Link at my website. As you look at the jacket, a few things to notice: angles are the design line. Yarn alone is couched between the fabric sessions, then Fabric Fur is used at the lower edge of each yoke, and to finish the neckline and uppermost trim on the cuffs. Interfaced tan silk creates the center front finish for the jacket’s right front, and a button at the break there is the focal point. …Continue
I snuck a few minutes one night at the Retreat to stitch 4 seams to create a green Tencel Fajita Skirt to go with my Double Flounce Top. To make the angle 'make sense' with the top, I just flipped the pattern pieces wrong side up. Below, you can see how I've come to apply elastic to skirt and tops. I like to use a firm elastic 1 1/4" wide. I just measure how much I need by pulling it tight around my…Continue
Spent the afternoon yesterday watching some videos I think are good for both the beginner and more advanced. I'm self taught & this gave me some insight as to a few disciplines while sewing which I hope will help in the future. They are from West Valley College youtube site, have several video classes for basic construction, fashion design, patternmaking, etc...classes that they offer.
Best of all....it's FREE to watch.
Hope they help you as much as they have me.