Sunday, January 22, 2012

Packets

I think I've talked about packets before, but I now have a picture of mine. So I'll talk a little more about them. The packets are something we do in the costume shop to improve our skills and make sure everyone calls the same stitches the same thing. Essentially, we just practice our stitches. It's kind of a cool idea, but the pieces of fabric we use are so small that you don't get a lot of practice on any given stitch. Oh well.

Here's my packet:
This is most of the stitches we use. There are some things that aren't in this photo because I hadn't done them when I took the photo, or because I did them on an actual garment.

Close-up (sadly 90* off) showing how all the stitches are labeled for quick and easy reference.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dress plans

Ok, so not having a computer has been going pretty well. But I haven't been doing that much sewing either! I've been doing a good bit in the costume shop. We're currently working on a quilt. The person who runs the costume shop actually asked me to up my hours, so that's flattering! I'm working eight hours a week now, instead of five.

This is something I would like to sew:
This is fabric that I own, pinned to my dressmaker's dummy. I like the combination of the stripes and the cowl. My sister thinks it's got way too much going on and I should pick a new fabric or get rid of the cowl. What does everyone else think?