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New student arrived :D

Vivianne

New student arrived :D
« on: December 12, 2017, 09:22:38 AM »
Hi there!

After some back and forth with the registration, I finally have a profile on the forum  :D

I'm Vivianne, 23 years old and live in The Netherlands. I've started sewing this summer, but really small and basic. I started with handsewing and learing about fabric, thread, stitches etc. My grandmother gave me a sewing machine (Brother CS10, picked by me) and now I'm learning how to do some sewing on a machine.

So far I've been practising with skirts (circle skirt, pen skirt). I've made a circle skirt with viscose on the sewing machine but still having trouble hemming something round with not stretchy fabric. The second project I'm working on is a shirt, based on an existing shirt I have, without sleeves. This one is from tricot so I can stretch a bit with finishing the seams in the armpit, but still trying to find the best tactic. I already have a small stock of fabric that is ready to be made in something awesome  :angel:

A lot of times I feel like I need 2 extra hands haha  0_0

Well, thank you for having me here and I'll probably be asking a bunch of questions. Hopefully at some point I'll be able to help other people too.
Apprentice

Fajita

Re: New student arrived :D
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 09:24:53 AM »
Welcome, Vivianne.

Bobbinalong

Re: New student arrived :D
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2017, 09:42:41 AM »
Welcome Vivianne and ask away, you'll no doubt get lots of help here  :)

BrendaP

Re: New student arrived :D
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2017, 09:46:35 AM »
Welcome to The Sewing Place.

If you are making a curved hem on non-stretch fabric the secret is to keep that hem as narrow as you can.  Also don't forget to hang the garment overnight before you sew the hem.  The places where the fabric is hanging in the bias/diagonal direction will drop but the parts on the straight grain and cross grain won't drop.  That means that you will have to measure and trim off the excess where it does drop before you can sew it.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

b15erk

Re: New student arrived :D
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2017, 09:50:08 AM »
A big welcome from me too Vivianne!  Lots of help and expertise here - just ask away!!  ;)

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Ellabella

Re: New student arrived :D
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2017, 10:31:04 AM »
Welcome from me too.

This is the place to learn all sorts of things!
Desperately trying to alliterate in North Yorkshire

Iminei

Re: New student arrived :D
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2017, 10:35:21 AM »
Glad we finally got you here Vivianne, Welcome and join in the fun!!!
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Bowerbird

Re: New student arrived :D
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2017, 11:21:49 AM »
Welcome Vivianne, I hope you get as much joy from your sewing over the years as we have (but do expect a few moments of frustration every so often).  :flower:
previously known as Plottie,

maliw

Re: New student arrived :D
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2017, 14:11:16 PM »
Hello and welcome from me too, as you can see you will get plenty of help and advice. Enjoy the forum.
At leisure on the leisure penninsula

Vivianne

Re: New student arrived :D
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2017, 15:34:06 PM »
Welcome to The Sewing Place.

If you are making a curved hem on non-stretch fabric the secret is to keep that hem as narrow as you can.  Also don't forget to hang the garment overnight before you sew the hem.  The places where the fabric is hanging in the bias/diagonal direction will drop but the parts on the straight grain and cross grain won't drop.  That means that you will have to measure and trim off the excess where it does drop before you can sew it.

Thank you! Oh that makes perfect sense, should have thought of that! I tried making a wide hem, thought it would look nice haha. I will definitely hang the garment next time before hemming. I did trim off extra fabric before hemming, but that was right after hanging it. Thank you so much for the advice!
Apprentice

Vivianne

Re: New student arrived :D
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2017, 15:35:13 PM »
Glad we finally got you here Vivianne, Welcome and join in the fun!!!

Yayy! Hope I didn’t cause too much trouble for you  :angel:
Apprentice

UttaRetch

Re: New student arrived :D
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2017, 17:21:42 PM »
Welcome Vivianne.  I see you have already been offered help.  :D
What goes around comes around.

Surest1tch

Re: New student arrived :D
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2017, 18:35:36 PM »
Welcome from me too Vivianne, ask as many questions as you like one of us will no doubt have the answer, I suspect between us we probably have hundreds of years worth of experience 👍

Lollipop

Re: New student arrived :D
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2017, 18:55:11 PM »
Welcome Viviane and happy sewing  :sew:
Was Sewnanny

Kenora

Re: New student arrived :D
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2017, 21:53:44 PM »
Lovely to see you on here, Vivianne. :)
Minding my P's & Q's in Portreath