I made this chiffon number a couple of years ago, before I learned about the wealth of sewing knowledge available on sewing blogs from around the world. I didn’t know how to finish my chiffon seam allowances. And I didn’t know how to handle the slippery chiffon, making this a miracle that it even came together! I was just getting used to my rolled hem foot and that tiny rolled hem foot is tricky to master on any kind of material, but especially slippery, ravelly chiffon. Continue reading
This is my first attempt at piping and I didn’t realize I have a piping foot, my Bernina actually came with one! So I was using my zipper foot and trying to keep the cord close inside the fold. It is not perfect, but I was delighted to make my own piping. What piping freedom! Continue reading
No, my daughter does not need a coat. Her grandparents from California send her jackets regularly (they know we need a whole wardrobe of them here in Seattle and are so sweetly helpful!). So this jacket is solely for “the pretty” and I thought I would take this opportunity to try my hand at a coat. Continue reading
What drove me to this make?
I loved this quilting flannel as soon as I saw it on the remnant table. There was only 1 1/4 yards left so I imagined a simple dress where I wouldn’t have to cut the big bold flowers up. And piping! A simple dress is fine, but at least let’s have some piping! Continue reading