On Thursday the class worked very hard on their final project, the jumper or dress, they learned how to install a lapped zipper. For many it was the first time they had ever installed a zipper, one even ventured into an invisible zipper! She executed the task with great ease and the zipper looked very professional even though my machine did not work quite as well as it should have the shank was too long for the invisible zipper foot making it difficult to demonstrate.... In any case the class worked hard and accomplished everything they were supposed to now it's on to the finishing next week.
It seemed like we could sew together a knit top, it may still happen if the class completes all the homework and comes in ready to go to the next step. The homework is quite minimal this week as the work needs to be done in class, if there is anything that is foggy please email me with your questions. Good job I re-read the hand out, there was a typo so please read below and correct it on your sheet LOL! Everyone makes mistakes every now and again!!!
Homework is to complete steps 3 and 4 on the hand out:
- 3) Sew together the side seams, if unsure of the fit hand baste them for a fitting before machine stitching. Match the notches and clippies or tailor tacks for maximum accuracy
- 4) If unsure of the fit, hand baste the shoulder inclines in place like the side seams for a fitting then fit the body (there was a typo in the hand out this is they way number 4 should read). Do not machine stitch shoulder inclines at this point
- Cut out interfacing as an exact copy of facing
- Fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of the facings in the same manner as the seam allowances for the zipper were fused in class with an up and down motion and a damp pressing cloth.
- Sew together the facings at the sides only and press
- The bottom edge can be finished by using a serger if you have one or a rolled edge if you know how to sew it