My New Look dress has a technique I’ve never seen before. The bodice and lining were first sewn together at the shoulder seams, neck and armhole edges. Then the lining was understitched and turned inside through the shoulders straps. To complete the side seams the bodice and lining were sewn in one long seam from the bodice bottom edge.
Confused? Me too.
The great thing about this technique is the clean shoulder seams. Usually this is sewn last and has to be handstitched. I never have clean hand stitching. I’ll have to see how it all comes together but I love this technique.
In other sewing news, I completed some cloth napkins. I needed a quick project, and I needed napkins for our new colour scheme in our new home. We have a lot of grey, some blue and orange accents in our new place. This Mary Englebreit print brings in some much needed whimsy and ties our open concept living room and dining room colours together.
My fave quote is Too Much of a Good Thing is Wonderful.
I did a rolled hem on the serger using wooly nylon in the upper looper. It’s a gauzy type thread that spreads over the rolled hem. Doing an even better job of preventing fraying than regular serger thread.
Give it a try if you need a quick project! This is quilting cotton so the prints and possibilities are endless!
What I’m listening to: Lonesome by Dr. Dog