Selecting the interfacing you should use in your project can be a challenge and feel intimidating. We’ve put a variety of information into this post in our Sewing Journal to help you choose the right interfacing for your sewing project.
Campaigns to inspire your sewing
I’ve found several really inspiring campaigns in the last couple of weeks and tried to pop posts about them into the Sewing Journal so that you too can check them out:
Many of us become interested in sewing because we have social and environmental concerns, these challenges are a great way to share the reasons behind why we sew.
Your fabric stash.
I heard about a sewing enthusiast recently who only buys fabric for a project. She makes that project and only then buys fabric when she has the next project planned and ready to start. I was seriously impressed – that is incredible will power! I am obviously not like that…
So, as soon as I saw this campaign I loved it. I am just as guilty as the next Fabricophile of having a huge fabric stash.
In its 2nd year the challenge is: to make garment(s) that we will love and wear, using fabric that has been in the stash for more than 6 months.
On 24 April 2013, 1,138 people died and another 2,500 were injured, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history… Thats when Fashion Revolution started. The #whomademyclothes campaign in April every year works to highlight transparency in the fashion industry.
A test garment.
When making a garment that you haven’t made before, it is a really good idea to produce a toile.
A toile is an early version of a finished garment made up in cheaper plain fabric so that the design can be tested and perfected. Multiple toiles can be made in the process of perfecting a design.
|Sewcial Sewing||Danielle||3 May|
|Intro to Grading||Jenni||6 May|
|Small Sewing Group/Help Needed||Danielle||9 May|
|Measurements for Dressmaking||Danielle||11 May|
|Cushion Cover||Danielle||12 May|
|Simple A Line Skirt||Jenni||16 & 23 May|
|Simple Shift Dress||Amy & Danielle||18 & 25 May|
|Understanding Sewing Patterns||Danielle||18 May|
|Learn to Copy A Garment You Love||Jenni||19 & 26 May|
|Sewcial Sewing||Danielle||25 May|
|1930s Hair & Make-Up||Miss Lee Vintage Stylist||25 May|
|1940s Pants with Button Feature||Danielle||30 May & 6 June|
Teachers may change due to illness and unforeseen circumstances.
We’ve updated our Shift Dress design.
Our popular dress now features French darts which add soft shaping from under the bust down to the waist. The neckline is wider and the pattern is longer. While a shift dress doesn’t have a defined waist, some soft shaping has been added to the waist. The bust to hip ratio has also been changed based on the measurements of the many many students that have taken this workshop over the years. Have a look at several images on our instagram highlights – click here.
This pattern features just 4 pieces and simple detailing, this makes it a great project for those that are early on in their sewing adventures.
While making this Shift, students will learn how to choose their size, pattern placement, tracing and cutting technique. In the sewing room you’ll cover dart sewing technique, how to finish fabric edges with an overlocker, learn how to insert an invisible zip and then discover the surprising method used to sew an all in one facing.
Workshop Description – read more here.