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Sunday, February 8, 2015

New challenges

I finally received my new invisible zipper foot about a week ago.  So, I finished a couple of other projects and once again returned to making clothing.  Remember this pattern I bought some time ago to make a dress for my daughter?

Well it's almost done!  I put the zipper in yesterday.  Love, love, love the invisible zipper foot!  It really is invisible!  Well almost.

I decided to line this dress, even though the pattern only calls for facing.  Long ago and far away I used to make jackets for myself often.  I even took a class in how to make a suit, so I have done lining before but figured I needed a refresher.  I turned to YouTube.  It came through for me in the form of Angela Kane. She has some very detailed videos on YouTube for sewing clothing.  I managed to get my lining to be just a little bit inside the edge of the dress, couture score!

I knew I could make this dress the real test is whether or not it fits.  I'm not very accomplished at altering patterns yet.  I will see my daughter this week so keep your fingers crossed for me.  Just have the hem left.  

I made a simple back for the next quilt on my longarm.  It is my goal to finish it by the end of February.  I'd better get busy.  I'm enjoying making the backs for my quilts now too.

Have a Creative Day

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