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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Day 5 - Finished

I promise I will post pictures and a pattern piece when I can.

Today I hemmed the skirt and I'M DONE.  Can I tell you, I really hate hemming.  It is the only thing I don't like about sewing.  And, with a gored skirt the hem is 3 times the yardage as the waist.

It's unfortunate that I just can't sew the skirt up in the 4 or 5 hours that it would take.  But, because of the Fibro I have to take 4 or 5 days, but at least I can get it done.

Here is what I learned:

1.  Make sure you have everything in the house before you start the project so you don't have to go out to the store.

2.  When cutting out the gores, round the edges of the bottom slightly so you don't have corners.  This will make hemming easier.

3.  The more colors you have in a skirt the more frequently you have to change thread.  A very minor annoyance, but something to think about when you are planning a project if you are under a time crunch.

4.  Make sure you get the good thread.  It may be a little more money but it saves frustration because it doesn't break or leave as much lint.

5.  If you doubt how a piece goes on, pin it then check it.  I wasn't certain how the waistband needed to go on, so I pinned it on first.

6.  Take the time to press the seams down and trim the threads.  It makes hemming and sewing the waistband on easier and it looks more professional.

7.  Clean your machine thoroughly after you finish a project and oil as needed.  You pick up a lot more lint than you think.

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