How do you mark notches? This question came up when I was cutting fabric for a mock-up at work. I, like I always do, marked the notches by cutting a slit halfway into the seam allowance. My coworker, however, suggested that I cut exterior triangles (the triangle would point away from the pattern) on the perimeter of the pattern that would be trimmed off after sewing. Her reasoning was legit – marking notches her way prevents from cutting too far into the seam allowance and sometimes into the actual garment. Even though it is a better way to work, I have stuck to marking notches with slits for no other reason than habit but maybe I should consider a change. How do you mark your notches? Do you cut exterior or interior triangles or do you cut slits? Maybe you have a completely different method of cutting notches that I’ve never heard of. Please do share…
Congratulations to ERIN for being nominated for next season's Project Sewn!
What kind of fabric shopper are you? JENNY AND LAUREN ask this very question. Let's discuss!
I'm so jealous I can't make it, but SONJA, MARCE, AND JENNIFER are hosting a Manhattan pop-up studio. If you're in town or live around the area, this is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon (believe me, Sonja + Marce + Jennifer = a good time!)
Congratulations to GERTIE on the success of her inaugural Beacon Sewing Retreat
RACHEL is a vision wearing her newest make, the Betty Dress. She's offering a giveaway, so hurry on over to enter!
Do you come from a long lineage of sewers, or are you the only one is your family who knows more than how to sew a button (that's me) TASIA asks this and reflects on her own past
Do you come from a long lineage of sewers, or are you the only one is your family who knows more than how to sew a button (that's me)? TASIA asks this and reflects on her own past
MORGAN takes another stab at yokes and gathers.
A tattoo and lots of fabric later, CLAIRE recaps her recent trip to NYC (she's one rad Brit).