Monday, September 5, 2011
Back to Sewing
Here is my tropical weight teal wool skirt that I finished after church today. The top photo shows the horsehair braid I put in the hem as I learned all this from Gertie (who is in my blog roll.) Gertie shows a video on how to hem with horsehair braid. Never heard of it for hems, you see I am learning after a lifetime of sewing new things and especially new sewing methods from these young women. I love it! The second photo shows how I cut off the black stretch lace from the hem as it was 'pulling' and replaced it with horsehair which looks beautiful in the hem. I sewed the hem on the machine too and it barely shows.
I am in the process this afternoon of making the Duponi silk top/jacket for this skirt. I barely had enough fabric. I need to review my ordering techniques for fabric ! Well I hope this top fits is all I can say!
Posted by Nan at 3:00 AM