Just Tedious Stuff

Cutting out the corset. Every piece is cut out in coutil twice, then in taffeta. I cut every layer individually since it’s too easy to get wiggly pieces or extra millimeters if you tried to cut something as thick as coutil folded in half.


Extra annoying is that 1/3 of the way up my scissors is some divot that stopped cutting fabric, so I can either use just the tip, or just the back. Must get them re-sharpened this weekend.

I did discover the AMAZINGNESS of the walking foot on my new sewing machine. Normally when basting layers together (e.g. the taffeta to the coutil here) I hand-baste, since my machine would always move the two layers at different speeds and I would end up with overhang. Enter the WALKING FOOT which magically makes this not happen. My new Bernina is the best! #FeelTheBern

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3 Responses to Just Tedious Stuff

  1. Cassidy says:

    A walking foot! I should get one of those. I’m afraid of different feet – I have a gathering foot but I’ve never used it.

    I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Blog award! I find your entries so entertaining.

    • avantgarbe says:

      Thank you so much! I always think no one reads this thing so I’m glad to hear you enjoy it!

      The walking foot is totally worth it. I did once use a ruffler foot and it was a little scary and took a few tries to figure out, but the walking foot is a piece of cake.

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