Today is UFO day10 h 53
Finally I made a rolled hem using my old Janome machine (it is now 25 years old). I love my Baby lock Enlighten, but the roll hem is nice on my Janome... I think that the needle plate you need to use with the roll hem makes the difference.
Now I have to hem the sleeves with an invisible hand stitch and ta da ! The dress is done. I am in love with it. As soon as DH has a minute, I will post many pictures of many pieces I finished in the past month or so.
I started this jacker a year ago in a sewing class. That costly class was a big deception. Not that the school was not good but their pedagogic method was not adapted for me. I was going too slow, a great majority of the ladies in my group seemed to be there more for social reasons then to learn sewing. We all work on different project at our rhythm and I often had to wait to speak with the teacher. In brief I did not enjoy it.
Because of that, I have not work on my jacket for months. In other point that irrated me was that the teacher made me correct the sleeve's width and head's hight. Who was I to contradict her instructions? Nobody... So I did not contradict her and I ended with a sleeve that falls very badly.
If you look on the picture, you will see that I correct back the right sleeve and it falls much better while the left one is to high and as way too much amplitude in the back part.
Today, I am:
- taking off the left sleeve
- sliming it of 1 cm in the top and lowering it in the centre top of 1 cm as well
- sewing the tailor collar on the jacket and on the facing
- after, I will see.