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74: Deliberate sewing practices

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Beverly: I have been overwhelmed with work this week!  I am about halfway through my first pair of Ginger Jeans!  This is a stretch jeans pattern, recently upgraded to size 32, 63” hip measurement. I’ve purchased 11 oz Cone Mills S-Gene Stretch Denim Deadstock – Indigo from Core Fabrics.  I also purchased a zip and needles from them.  They recommended a stretch interfacing for the waistband that I also purchased but forgot about until just now.  Fitting method- just changing the waist and didn’t do a toile.  For stretch fabric I’d have to make a full pant toile and I didn’t have the appropriate fabric for it.  I probably should have baste fit them, but I didn’t.

I have several dresses on my list to make, but I don’t have time for much sewing right now.  My Tauko magazine came in and the Helpa dress is calling me.  Will I trace it out?  Probably not right now.  I have many already printed.  Probably my next one will be the Gabby or Elora from Fibremood.

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Sewing deliberately: what does thoughtful sewing look like for each of us? What’s our sewing practice? How has it changed over the years? 

Jenny:

I’m planning to slow down. I’d like to make something every week, with a heavier focus on details, thoughtfulness, ironing, and pins. Is it even possible to change how you approach your sewing? 

https://www.moodfabrics.com/blog/how-to-master-difficult-sew

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I want to find a way to successfully add pockets to most things I make. 

Challenge myself to try the cute tutorials I find on Instagram:

Dyeing with liquids:

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CdWfnHspJAM/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

For me, slowing down involves 2 things right now:

  1. Fit – interview with Ruth Collins about the Top Down, Center Out method of pants fitting, shoulder and pants fitting techniques with Saremy Duffy of Sew Sew Live – through her Sew Sew Guild

Techniques – bound hems, flat felled seams, handstitching – Inspired by sheila.okelly

  • That iron Jenny mentioned: Oliso TG1600!

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