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.

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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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