Love at First Stitch: Blog tour review
I decided pretty much when she first teased us with a glimpse of the cover that I wanted to make the garment she was wearing. At the time I thought it was a top, but what a wonderful surprise that it turned out to be a beautiful dress pattern. The past week is basically me lost in the Stretch book, enjoying my project and loving how my dress shaping up. Here are my thoughts so far. The book. Just like Love at First Stitch , this book holds your hands throughout all the projects.
Mar 14 4 Comments Tags: joni dress , sewing with stretch fabric , sewingjoni , tilly and the buttons , tilly and the buttons stretch. Believe you me, I am as guilty as anyone for getting stuck in a clothing rut. I know, daring!!!!! Just step back and think about it though; how ridiculous is it that we do this?! As sewists, the world is our oyster when it comes to trying new things, but yet we instinctively head towards the same old outfit time and time again.
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It was a no-brainer to work with publishers Quadrille again, as they completely "get" the craft community and did such a great job on my first book. My mum said it looks good enough to eat, and I couldn't agree more! If you're new to sewing with knits, or want to brush up on your skills, then the first two chapters are for you - or if you're a confident knits stitcher, you can skip straight to the projects. Chapter 1 'Shop, Prep, Cut' introduces knit fabrics, offers advice on what to look for when shopping for knits, some techniques for fitting knit garments soooo much easier than woven garments - yasss! You absolutely don't need an overlocker, but if you have one there's a handy section on how to thread it, adjust stitch settings, troubleshoot issues and fix mistakes. If you've ever sworn at your overlocker, I hope you'll find this part helpful :.