This week, I have felt like I've done hours of prep work and no sewing! Does it ever feel that way to you? The frustrating part is that I have so much more prep work to do! I still have to cut my pattern for the truffle dress for Sew Colette, and I'm on a Pendrell blouse kick right now, and I'm trying to make a couple more, but add some fun design details so they aren't all the same! Gah! So much.
But speaking of prep work... I recently started doing something that the pro's have probably been doing for a long time and I'm just late to the party. I used to pre-wash my fabric straight from the store, just throw it in with the correct wash cycle and off we go! It was very frustrating though, to pull out my pre-washed fabric and have so many strings and tangles from the cut edge. Only very recently did I think... "huh! why don't i serge (or zig-zag) the edge and then wash it." Genius. I felt pretty proud of myself. I'm sure this is in many sewing books and it seems so common sense after doing it, but I thought I would share. Just maybe I'm not the only newbie out there who hasn't quite thought of this simple idea yet!
|Dorota doing what she does best|
Hope your week is going well! Are you stuck doing prep work right now? Or are you sewing away, happily creating your next masterpiece?