Monday, January 13, 2014

Taking back the table.

 I've taken an extremely long hiatus from sewing. Out of necessity, not voluntarily. 
I'm happy to report that after 7 weeks ( 7 weeks!! No wonder I was getting shaky and irritible) 
I've taken back the table:

We needed it clear so that people could sit at the table, and enjoy nice gourmet meals during the holidays.

I decided to use this: See & Sew 85801 as inspiration. 
But you'll see in the end, it doesn't look like it at all.

I want to start using knits more. I am often intimidated by knit fabric, and I haven't
found an assembly system I like. I've used a zig-zag stitch, stretch stitch, walking foot. 
I've got a serger too!

I haven't liked any of the final results, and I've messed up more than once when trying to 
just use the serger.
Instead, what I did, was just sew the pieces together with a regular ole straight stitch with 
a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Then took it over to the serger. 
I don't know why I never did this before! I mean, DUH!

When serging I used the seam line as a guide, so when it was all said and done, there would
be a 5/8 inch seam allowance in the end.

inside sleeve cap

See? Look how nice inside.

top of sleeve cap

And outside.



There is no v-neck, or cross over neck here, I've found that style opens up too much for my little one.
I added a neck band, and left the sleeve hems, and hem just serged for now. 

ETA-I hemmed all the hems!

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