Sewing and textiles with Ann
So , I decided to enrol on a course about sewing with knits. I’ve used quite a lot of knits, some of which appear on this site, but I’ve had successes and failures. So I decided that primarily in the interests of trying out one of the many courses available these days, and in an attempt to meet some other sewers, this would be the one to chose.
I loved the fabric and bought it from TextileExpress weeks ago. I’ve been looking a it, patiently waiting to turn it into a t-shirt, ever since.
I learnt quite a lot.
So after some retail therapy downstairs (including two twin needles, for when one breaks) and a long talk with Lauren’s Mum (the results of which should appear in a week or two), I took my unfinished t-shirt home and didn’t touch it for a week.
Then this morning I was lying in bed working out how best to rescue my t-shirt. I sort of like doing that, but maybe I do it better in bed than surrounded by other sewers all whizzing round their t-shirts with a zig zag stitch and finishing them in no time. What’s the point of lying in bed thinking about it on a bright sunny solstice morning? Get up and do it, rather than just thinking about it. So I did.
I tidied up some ends. I tacked the remaining neck line in place and used my own iron to press it all (which is safer than the ‘course’ iron, as I know my own iron…). I unpicked the mess where i had run off the hem with the twin needle. I installed my new twin needle on my own machine (The course was therefore a success!), and I finished my t-shirt. All before 8:30 in the morning.
And there is the result for you all to see.
I never started my Tilly Coco. I think i’ll leave that until the Autumn. Meanwhile I have ordered another knit pattern for a cowl neck set of tops, which I think will better suit the weight of my second set of course material – unused.
I have so many things still to sew…….