My latest make for Minerva Crafts Blogger Network is now online. This month I made a simple skirt – on my own, sans mums help, sewing solo! Quite the achievement! This pattern was great for beginners so if you’re considering starting to sew this is a great way in.
This make wasn’t without it’s challenges and so here are my takeaways:
1. Layering or seam grading is used when you have lots of layers of fabric packed together after joining two seames pieces (ie for a lining). Layering or seam grading simple means to trim the excess of the seams at different lengths so that rather than bunching up they lie nice and flat.
2. Measure twice cut once. This skirt ended up a little on the snug side for me – next time I’d measure the skirt by pinning it into place around me and then being slightly less generous with the seams
3. You can sew anything in a day. From my experience so far this is 100% true!! Haha! I’m aware its not but it is amazing you much progress you can make with a garment when you allow yourself dedicated time
4. Those who sew do yoga. My back was killing me at the end from spending so long leant over.
So (or sew…ahem) what shall I make next?
This post was created for the Minerva Crafts Blogging Network. I received the materials for free but design and ideas are my own
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