Thursday, 24 February 2011
First try at French Seams
With this week's 'Chicago' dress, I didn't want to change my overlocker threads (they were reds, and I'm planning on some orange and red creations coming up) so I ho hummed, and then remembered I'd seen some French Seams somewhere on one of your blogs, and thought I'd try that.
The fabric was quite keen to fray, so that's why I did want the overlocker or the 'contained' seams somehow, and I have no patience for the pinking scissors with longer edges of things.
I couldn't remember where I'd seen it, but when I googled just now for you, I found Colette Patterns have done a tutorial that looks easy to follow. I certainly didn't iron all the way through like these instructions tell you to, so I'd probably do that and sew a bit closer to the edges, as my French Seams are a little fat in width.
Also, if you have material (like I had) that looks similar right side and wrong side, perhaps best to remember which is which. I think I stuffed that up... OH WELL. Only I can tell, an ordinary lovely friend is none the wiser!