Wednesday, June 27, 2012

FO: Construction Class

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That's right: I am the proud creator of a pair of tiny pants, a camp shirt with mismatched buttons, and an itty-bitty skirt.  Now I just have to find some extremely tall, thin eight-year olds who could wear them.

These three garments are the finished products of my construction class for school.  I had almost finished the skirt and camp shirt over three months ago, but hadn't done a few little things, like sewing the buttons on the camp shirt and hand-sewing the last six inches of the skirt hem.  The pants, on the other hand, I hadn't even started a little over a month ago.  I've been going in to school five hours a day on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the last month or so, and getting going on the pants was high on my list of things to do.

Finally, last night around 10 pm, I sewed the hook and eye on the pants, and they were done.

This class taught me a huge amount about the actual big-picture details of sewing garments.  Sewing swatches is helpful for learning concepts, but I have to admit that I didn't really understand how a French seam really worked on a garment until I sewed one on the side seam of the tiny skirt.  I feel a lot more confident in my sewing abilities, and I'm excited to get a table in my studio so I can start doing some sewing and pattern work at home!

1 comment:

alisa said...

excited for you! This is so great!