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I forgot how soothing hand sewing can be. Because the pattern I am… - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
October 17th, 2007
07:43 am

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I forgot how soothing hand sewing can be.

Because the pattern I am using doesn't have seam allowances, I decided to hand baste the peices of the corset mock up together, that being the most accurate way I could think of to keep the seam lines together.

But my stitches got closer and closer together and I realized I was, in fact, just sewing the silly thing together by hand. So, I am running with it. If nothing else, I will see just how strong and tight my hand-sewn seam can be.

I suspect I will still 'cheat' and use the machine to sew the seam allowance down as a faux-flatfell/bone casing.


Yes, I do plan to post pictures, when there is something to see.

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From:clevermanka
Date:October 17th, 2007 02:26 pm (UTC)
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One of my favorite things to do (when I'm not on a deadline) is blind-hemming skirts by hand. So soothing!

This is also why I love doing hand embellishment stuff. It has the same meditative qualities, and visible results!
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From:solan_t
Date:October 17th, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
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If I could think the right way for it, I would probably bead every damn thing I own. But making patterns and such... not so good at that.
From:jdack
Date:October 17th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
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That icon rules. I literally never had any idea how a sewing machine worked until I saw that icon.

I am learned, thanks to you.
From:jdack
Date:October 17th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
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Occurs to me the above might seem sarcastic in tone. It was not :)

DAMN YOU INTERNETS!
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From:solan_t
Date:October 17th, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC)
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I reacted in much the same way when I first saw it, too.
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