Oops! Apparently I've accidentally deleted all of my images. I'll see about fixing that soon.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Floral Embroidery: Part I

I know I haven't been posting much lately, and unfortunately that's going to continue a little while longer until things settle back down again.

In the mean time I haven't been completely without needle and thread.

Besides finally making a skirt for St Patrick's day out of that green fabric I bought last year (it wasn't great, so no pictures), I'm working on a little embroidery.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Yoke Flip

Last time I promised I'd show you how I did the yoke on my latest blouse.  I don't remember where I learned this but I'd hazard a guess it was probably Gertie.  Anyhow, it's invaluable and has saved me countless hours and much cursing.

How to attach a 2-piece yoke to both the back and the front without any topstitching or hand-sewing:

Sandwich the back between the two yoke pieces so that the right sides are facing in. Stitch as usual (I serged here but that isn't necessary.)

Press. Press open.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Brown Flowered Blouse

Most people who know me know I'm not prone to wearing floral prints. Ok, maybe no one has noticed, but it's true. There are very few things in my wardrobe that have flowers on them. I usually prefer a nice geometric print, but I saw this fabric on deep discount and it seemed perfect for another go at my new blouse pattern. 

And I actually remembered to take pictures this time. 

One of the goals I had developing this pattern was for it to be quick to put together. In fact, I wanted to see if I could do most of it on the serger and be able to whip out a shirt in an afternoon.  For a slow sewer like me that would be quite a feat.