Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Intercepted the laundry

I finished the little lady's dress a week ago, but she kept wearing it and putting it in the laundry before I could get a picture of it.

Here it is.  It's entirely hand-stitched using techniques from Natalie Chanin's books.

I've sewing with knit fabrics more now that they're more readily available in Malaysia.  Sometimes I use a sewing machine (I learned from Cal Patch's course on CreativeBug) and sometimes I hand stitch.

One necessity for success (at least for me) is to use strong thread.  I've tried to cheat and ended up with ripped seams.  These are the locally available threads that have worked for me.

From left to right:

  • Fujix hand quilting thread from the local sewing shop.  It works great in the sewing machine.
  • Gutermann buttonhole thread. It's nice for hand stitching, but it's a bit too think and a bit too pricey.  This particular spool came from Art Friend.
  • Gutermann upholstery thread.  It works in the sewing machine and for hand stitching.  This one came from Spotlight.

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