|My office - seriously.|
Despite this, I sort of signed up for Cake Pattern's Tiramisu 30 Minutes a Day Sew-Along! StephC is doing a fantastic job of organizing it and guiding us along. Wish I could follow along each day for the entire thing, but oh well, the posts will still be there when I get back.
Day 1 had us gathering up our supplies into a box or bag or basket, and then tracing the pattern. I forgot to snap a picture, but I'm using one of the many wicker baskets I have laying around. I liked this step especially because I'm in the middle of moving and my sewing supplies are scatted to the wind. This lets me keep it all in one spot and ready to go for when I come back to the project. Steph is a smart woman.
Day 2 had us cutting out the pattern from our fabric. You can see my pile above. I'm using a lovely denim-like knit that I surprising found in our severly lacking local fabric shop. My cutting was fairly simple as I don't have stripes to match. Since this fabric has a diagonal texture to it, it's really hard to match up on the seams, so I've opted to rotate the skirt piece and cut on the fold to eliminate the centre front and centre back seams. I know this will effect the drap of the fabric, but Steph did the same thing on her polkadot Tiramisu, and it looks just fine.
|Sorry about the dark crummy picture. The lighting in my sewing room sucks right now.|
I don't know, what do you guys think? Ever use a flat-felled seam on a knit before? This knit has some weight to it, but I had to steam the crud out of it to get it to fall flat again after stitching the seam. (But then, I had to do the same with the double needle seam too.)
ETA: The reason I want to do this is two-fold. I want to carry on the look of denim jeans in the dress, and since jeans have the flat-felled seams on the sides, I thought it'd be perfect. But more importantly, the diagonal texture on the front and back skirts will be meeting at nearly perpendicular angles (much like the picture above). Having the flat-felled seam there would obscure this more than I suspect a regular seam would. But a lot of you have mentioned the weight of the seam, so I think a bit more investigation is needed before I attempt it. Thanks everyone.