Sunday, August 31, 2014

Progress on the Classic Skivvy

I am having a lot of fun with this pattern. There are so many ways to put it together. For this one I just added a little skirt to the bottom of the pattern to make a dress. This version uses the 3/4 sleeves and the high neck rather than the roll neck. The leggings I made from my Pull-ons pattern yet to be published. Look out for the Classic Skivvy soon. It is going to be free so everyone can see what great patterns I make.

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I am having a lot of trouble getting the lighting right for the photos. This one came out just a fraction blurry. My little camera doesn't like shade at all. I can't wait to get my sewing room set up for photos. I will get out the good camera too. We move in to the new house in November.

When I started putting the velcro on the knits I kept having trouble getting started with the stitching. I worked out that my usual way of sewing the velcro starting on the short side meant I was going with the stretch and getting stuck. All it took was changing the direction. So I started on the long side and sewed down first then across. Too easy.

Another velcro thing that was bugging me was the way the little pieces just disappeared when I put them beside the machine after cutting what I needed. There must be little velcro bits stuck on all sorts of things by now. To solve this problem I have started putting the pieces in a zip lock snack bag beside the machine. The hooky pieces stay safe and sound now.