Step away from that hem

Good morning! As you may recall, I lost the battle with the fabric on my first garment, the Kwik Sew 3870. It slid and shifted and left me a hemline unlike any I could ever imagine. So after finishing all but the wonky hem, I stepped away to get my bearings. Keeping in mind that this should have taken about half a day, at long last I have prevailed!

But first, look closely and you’ll see the sleeves surrounding my new best friend, Rip, the trusty seam ripper.


Can you find Rip?

This could be a highly stylistic art piece, couldn’t it? Sleeves representing my arms/hands locked tightly to that little ripper. So profound. But I digress.

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How did that dog get in here?

KwikSew3870 and fabric

KwikSew3870 and fabric

Hi everyone! A few little changes to my plans as my fabric search for Vogue 8950 was unsuccessful. I didn’t realize at first that the pattern called for a 2-way stretch fabric, and I couldn’t justify the price of the gorgeous stretch jerseys (but oh how I want them) for a first garment. So, a new fabric choice: bright, lovely rayon challis and a new pattern: KwikSew 3870.

So excited to begin, and then……oh my! Perhaps this isn’t the best fabric for a first make.

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