As any project comes to a close, there are all of those pesky finishing details that you think will only take a few minutes that end up adding hours to the total time spent on a design.
Don’t get me wrong, I love hand sewing, but all of those hook and eyes can drive me crazy. And those shoulder pads or that belt that seems like they should only take an hour, or less, end up taking three or four.
Inevitably, I would get towards the end of this project, and would have to rush through things like hand hemming the drape. I love that part - and I do not want to have to plow through it. So I am starting with some of those final steps, like this drape.
I did a little test with a scrap of fabric to see what machine stitching might look like on the hems, but, surprise, surprise, I didn’t like it. Shocking, I know!
Which just means I have a whole lot of hand sewing in my future - and that is just fine with me!
[Britex has generously provided the fabric and sewing supplies for a dress I will be wearing to a formal event in October. I will be sharing some of the steps and construction techniques with you as I work on this project over the next couple of months.]