TWO ways to tell if your handmade garment is going to get a lot of wear: 1⃣ You love the first one SO much that you immediately sew another one. 2⃣ If you washed them a week ago and they're both dirty, and you're looking forward to doing the laundry so that you can wear them AGAIN. 🙈😂😍 Here's a look at my other Lane Raglan that's on the blog today!
I'm sharing my TWO Lane Raglans on the blog today, and how I adjusted the neckline so that it wasn't as wide (towards my shoulders). Adrianna IS a genius, and she was so helpful in explaining how to fix it. Good news: It's super easy! 🤓 More details and photos on the blog. Pattern is the Lane Raglan by @heyjunehandmade, available at @indie_sew. 🙌
These pretty things are going to be up on the blog this week! ❤ I have worn them SO much lately! (miraculously, they were clean for this photo and they weren't all crumpled up in the dirty clothes 😅) I have been wanting to make the Lane Raglan since my first go at it in April, but I wasn't sure how to adjust the neckline on a raglan. If I would have known it was so easy, I would have emailed Adrianna months ago! I'm going to be adding her explanation and a couple of photos of how to adjust a raglan neckline in the blog post, so stay tuned!
🎶 Saturday is a special day, it's the day we wash more fabric to seeewww! 🎶😄👍
I pulled this out of my closet a couple of months ago when we had a few chilly days in the Bay, and I was trying to decide what to do with it since it didn't get very much wear last year (partly because I was pregnant and always burning up). It was a poncho/cape (whatever these are called) that I made a tutorial for a few years ago, and I wasn't digging it so much anymore. I decided to sew up the two sides, leaving about 20 inches open at the sleeves, and making 3 inch vents on the bottom side seams. It's more like a really warm kimono now, and I have worn it a few times already! Plus it was killing me to think if getting rid of it, because ➡ the colors!! 😍 It basically matches every shirt in my closet! 😂 You can find the tutorial on the blog by searching poncho or by typing this link into your browser: http://bit.ly/DTponcho
Dallas let me get an early birthday present a couple weeks ago and I thought that I would finally share about it since today is my birthday! 😊🎉 After a lot of research and reading through a million posts on the Coverstitch/Coverlock FB group (super helpful!👍), I finally decided on getting the Juki MCS-1500! We had a rough go at the beginning because it was skipping stitches and I didn't know why, but then I figured out that I had threaded the looper thread incorrectly in a couple spots (It's sort of rocket science 🚀🤓). It's fixed now, and we're both happy again! I have been a little bit nervous to use it because the foot that came with it covers the fabric a lot so I can't really see where I'm stitching 🤔, and I haven't gotten the hang of finishing off the stitching once a seam is finished. So a few questions that you with coverstitch machines couple help me with: Where on the hemline do you stitch? Do you use the double needle, or chain stitch? If you have the same machine, did you purchase a different foot that you can see the fabric through? Do you tie off your threads at the end, or do you re-stitch over your threads? (⬅ I found a tutorial when I searched coverstitch in the round) Sorry, so many questions! But I'm really excited to start using it more on the things that I make! 🙌