Monday, May 16, 2011

It Seamed Like a Good Idea

I would like to thank Leah for suggesting I check out her blog for some steampunky inspiration.  Totally cool and very inspiring!

In my world, I had to make the skirt larger because of the 25 inch waist issue, I also made the pattern a little longer because it was hitting at my ankles which did not allow for a hem.  While I was cutting the pattern out, the fabric was unraveling like crazy.  At first I thought I would serge the seams but then I got the brilliant idea to make flat fell seams which would enclose the raveling bits. 

Yeah…great idea except for the 3/8ths seam allowance.  Have you ever tried flat fell seams with such a small seam allowance??  If you were successful, I want to know your secret.  If not, you can sympathize with me.  Ugh, I could not make it to work so I picked out all the seam and re-sewed them with a 4/8ths seam allowance.  Now the flat fells seams were easier mind you, but not easy.  What a bother though I do love the look!

1 comment:

Miss Leah J. Wilde said...

Glad I could help! I can't wait to see what you come up with on this outfit. :)