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…
Did you hear? TASIA released not just one, but two patterns! The Belcarra Blouse and the Gabriola Skirt.
Another pattern was recently released. TILLY unveiled the Coco, which can either be a shirt or a dress. This is a milestone for her as the pattern is available in both print and PDF. Way to go!
Project Sewn is over! Congratulations to all the participants, but a special congratulations to MARCE for winning!
THE PERFECT PATTERN PARCEL is another example of the sewing community supporting each other. In short, you chose your price for a collection of 5 digital sewing patterns while supporting independent designers and children's education. Each Pattern Parcel sale lasts only two weeks, so don't delay!
Happy birthday to PING. To celebrate the occasion, she made a stunning, BEADED black dress.
Have you seen HEATHER'S new blog design? She's been working on it since January and just launched it this week.
Congratulations to SARAI for being featured in the cover story for this month's Spirit Magazine, the in-flight magazine for Southwest Airlines.