Many years later I finished 1 semester at tafe. That course was so great, we were taught basic pattern making and sewing. The sewing was on the industrial machines and using the techniques they use in industry. Unfortunately I didn't get to finish and now have forgotten a lot of the stuff I learnt.
Am getting back into it now and going back to using purchased patterns because I am not very good with construction yet. Once I get better I want to make my own patterns.
I really enjoy sewing. Not so much the cutting and tracing patterns. I also prefer the pdf downloads bc I am lazy to trace. I found a good tip on a sewing blog. If you have the pdf download, use a guillotine to cut off the top and left border, then glue the pieces together instead of sticky tape. I found that so much quicker !
It's almost 11pm and I have just finished making this dress for dd. It has taken me at least 10h total to make! !!
The pattern instructions weren't great and I ended up googling how to sew an exposed zipper. Looks ok on the outside but bit messy on the inside and now my machine is playing up and skipping stitches!
Also would have preferred a red zipper but I didn't have one so green it is.
I'm excited for maternity leave as I'll be able to get some sewing in!!
I have soooooo much fabric that's not being used
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