Tuesdays with Gertie: Cutting the Fashion Fabric – Finally!
This year I’m sewing along with Gertie from Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I have joined up through the Craftsy online community to make her Starlet Suit. Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well.
I’m finally back to the watching the Sew Retro: The Starlet Suit Jacket videos. This week was simply cutting the fashion fabric. I laid out my chosen pattern, Vogue V8333, on my linen-wool fashion fabric from FineFabrics.com (everything over there is still on sale!) and held my breath. After I traced everything, I removed the pattern paper and cut the fabric. I then pinned the pattern paper back on each pair of fabric pieces so that I can mark all of the pattern markings with tailor’s tacks following Claire Shaeffer’s directions.
It was fun to get back to watching Gertie do her thing, but I have to say that I was disappointed watching her cut paper with her sewing scissors. I feel like she should set the very best example for her students at the expense of the short cuts she might normally take. To each their own, I guess.