Monday, October 25, 2010


Happy Tuesday!  Well I thought I was done with the dress I was altering for my girlfriend.  She tried it on and the zipper is stuck, stuck.  She had to take it off over her head.  It was the lining.  So my thought it- should I have sewed given more room for the lining- it is flush against the zipper teeth.  Or should I used some fusing to stick the lining to the zipper tape to keep it from getting caught in the zipper?  I REALLY don't want to take the zipper out, I really don't.  I still have to get the dang thing unstuck too, erggg.

I have the taffeta cut out for my dress- Vogue 7848.  I did some test runs on a piece of scrap fabric and found that that even with a fine tipped needle- it makes little 'runs' to the edge.  So I switched to a ball point.  I would have never thought to do that and felt like I was breaking some sort of rule to use a ball point on woven.  But I did a little research and it looks like it is a good alternative.  I probably could use a finer tip needle (I forget what the numbers are- I have to look them up every time)- but I would have to order them and I don't want to wait.  However- I still need that boning I ordered from Joann's.  It is funny- I made a small order- should be here quickly.  But it is taking longer than the dress form I ordered!

On another note- I am thinking about discontinuing this blog.  My dream for this blog just isn't coming to fruition and I think I may be putting too much energy into something that is just not going to happen.  I think I might just post pictures of my projects on my other blog, and leave it at that.  The reason I didn't do that in the first place was because I was afraid of boring people with my babbling about sewing.  But I think I can just leave it to posting a few pics and then moving on.  If I become more prolific and develop a sort of following from there- than maybe I will try again with a sewing only blog.  But this really isn't happening for me.  I think I will leave this up for a couple more months- than maybe go "off-air" after that.  Somethings are just not meant to be, and this hasn't felt very organic to me, if you know what I mean.


  1. I love reading about sewing and have a blog too. It takes some time to get followers and a bit of networking too. All the best!

  2. Thank you for the words of encouragment!


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