I didn't get my second B6026 finished but I do have a cute Rachel Cowan skirt finished to make an out fit with a top I made a while back and I'll show you that in a bit but first, I'm so excited !
I've been attracted to Sure Fit Designs system for a while now but it wasn't until I watched Joy of Joyful Expressions Blog display her plethora of stuff made by using SFD that I had to have another look.
I spent two whole evenings while my husband was away, perusing the Sure Fit website and watching many free videos Glenda very generously provides I hesitated for a bit because of our diminished Canadian dollar and by the high shipping for anything over $75. I decided after seeing this on the Sure Fit Designs blog ... a $50. Gift certificate for $25. In the end I ordered the Dress kit and the large and small design stylus.The shipping was $14.95 and that seems reasonable given our very high Canada Post shipping prices.
I can't wait for my Sure Fit kit to arrive so I can try my hand at designing my own ideas or copying RTW or patterns I don`t want to buy. This is going to be a whole new venture for me and I`m so ready to take my love of sewing in a new direction.
I`m also confident that having the Sure Fit system will help me greatly in fitting my ladies in Sewing Group. Here`s the link to an introductory video that shows what you can do with the master pattern.
Now here is the outfit combining top V8856 and skirt V1247 that I`m wearing today.
Hmmm...probably won't happen too often but rather this is how I'll wear the skirt
I should mention that I make the pockets of the Rachel skirt differently than the pattern shows.
Here `s what I do.
As you can tell , I've moved the pockets closer to the sides of the skirt front. I just prefer them that way.
I eliminate the pocket bag and use Steam a Seam on the right side of the pocket as shown here.I use Fusi Knit to stabilize the skirt front where the pockets will be stitched.
Before pressing the pockets down, I top stitch the openings on the lower skirt piece.
I press the pockets in place and run a line of white (so it will be seen easily on the outside) basting stitches to outline the pockets. I then top stitch using this white line as a guide.
This makes for a nice clean finish and eliminates bulk
That's all I have for you today. Thank you so much for stopping by. Next week, I'll show you Tamara's Valentino red ,long wool winter coat so please come back.