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Autumn / Winter 3-piece Sewalong

Ploshkin

Re: Autumn / Winter 3-piece Sewalong
« Reply #135 on: November 12, 2021, 11:44:13 AM »
Although the inner waistband and pocket bags can't be seen I always enjoy having a rootle through my quilting cottons to find something to use.
Life's too short for ironing.

Flobear

Re: Autumn / Winter 3-piece Sewalong
« Reply #136 on: November 17, 2021, 17:49:05 PM »
Any updates to share, anyone?
A sewing room now painted!

Esme866

Re: Autumn / Winter 3-piece Sewalong
« Reply #137 on: November 18, 2021, 05:33:50 AM »
@Ploshkin  Those jeans look great! May I ask what kind of sewing machine you used to make them?

Ploshkin

Re: Autumn / Winter 3-piece Sewalong
« Reply #138 on: November 18, 2021, 07:46:52 AM »
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Those jeans look great! May I ask what kind of sewing machine you used to make them?
@Esme866 Thank you.  I made them with my standard machine, a Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.2 and I did the top stitching on my Singer Featherweight ( the first time I've used it  :) )
Life's too short for ironing.

Esme866

Re: Autumn / Winter 3-piece Sewalong
« Reply #139 on: November 18, 2021, 09:23:58 AM »
@Ploshkin  :laughing:

I've had 2 different people ask me about a new machine that will top stitch denim recently, I told them a vintage straight stitcher is all I know of.

Well... at least I pointed them in the right direction!

Thank you!

Ploshkin

Re: Autumn / Winter 3-piece Sewalong
« Reply #140 on: November 18, 2021, 09:47:37 AM »
@Esme866 Prior to having the Featherweight I top stitched with the Pfaff.  I use a hump jumper at the seam intersections.  I haven't ever used the real heavy weight denim, I suspect the Pfaff would baulk at that.
Life's too short for ironing.

Esme866

Re: Autumn / Winter 3-piece Sewalong
« Reply #141 on: November 18, 2021, 18:33:58 PM »
@Ploshkin The thickness of the fabric isn't  the actual problem, the quality of the straight stitch is. Zig zag machines just don't do the job, though I've read some of the newer computerized machines do pull it off. Thought you might have had one.

Syrinx

Re: Autumn / Winter 3-piece Sewalong
« Reply #142 on: November 19, 2021, 12:41:27 PM »
Update. Still not started anything!

This is going exceedingly well as you can see

Ploshkin

Re: Autumn / Winter 3-piece Sewalong
« Reply #143 on: November 23, 2021, 21:31:00 PM »
I have made a monumental cock up with my 3rd piece after first realising that I had made a lesser cock up.
Firstly, having carefully transferred all my fitting alterations to the lining pieces I sewed up the seams on the overlocker.  As I was pinning the lining in it dawned that the lining is worn ' inside out' so I had actually done the fitting tweaks, most of which are on the right side, on the left.  They were fairly minor tweaks so I can get away with it as it's the lining. 
Having started to pin it in I then found that the lining was considerably smaller than the outer, despite being cut from the same pattern pieces.  After much measuring and head scratching I realised that I had cut the back pieces forgetting to add the seam allowance for the centre back seam that I had added to make the fitting easier.
I have unpicked some very close overlocking down the back seam in slippery, quilted  fabric and managed to find a long enough strip amongst my lining fabric scraps to make up the missing width.
That was the point at which I abandoned play for the day, sometimes you just know that it's time to quit!
Life's too short for ironing.

SewRuthieSews

Re: Autumn / Winter 3-piece Sewalong
« Reply #144 on: November 23, 2021, 21:58:38 PM »
I've been away - made masks before and after. Then started shortening some (dark grey) curtains from OH's old apartment to fit the window in the guest room here, I've kept taking them up and down to measure, cut, pin, check etc.
They are currently up with a pinned hem.

My other two fabrics for the 3 piece sewalong are on the back of the futon in the sewing room, but that's as far as I've got. I'm planning to use easy patterns which I've used before. If I can find the patterns they might get cut out this week.

However the curtains take priority, followed by working on my rainbow quilt, so we'll see how it goes.