This page is your Sewalong Headquarters from January 8-18. As each lesson in the sewalong is published, the lesson will appear in both the gallery and list below:
Table of Contents
Day 1 – “Sewing and Stitching” | Sewing Inside the Box | Tracing
Day 2 – Stripes Placement | Stretch/Stripe Line | Prints Beyond Stripes | Cutting
Day 3 – Prepping | Time Management & Defense | Pressing vs Ironing | Steps 1-2
Day 4 – Anatomy of a Solid Seam | Top-Stitching, Truing & Tagging | Steps 3-6
Day 5 – Basting is Your Best Friend | The Underbust Seam | Step 7 & Fit Check
Day 6 – “Flat” Binding vs. “Round” Binding | Pocket Trimmings | Understitching | Steps 8 & 9
Day 7 – Drape | Half-Circle Skirt Discussion | 1950′s Housedresses | Steps 10 & 11
Day 8 – Ease Preferences | Psychology of Ease | Customizing Tira’s Fit | Steps 12 & 13
Day 9 - Hems Hems Hems | Fusible Webbing | Training Up a Sewing Helper
Day 10 – Finalize your custom Tiramisu Pattern | Hacking and Modding | Sleeves and a “New” Tiramisu
Day 11 – Final Round Up | 4th Dimension of Tiramisu
If you have a sewing problem, please take a picture and upload it to the flickr gallery. This is easiest, so English doesn’t get in the way of the sewing. If uploading is not your style, then please feel free to ask a question in the comments for that lesson.
In regular classes, students learn as much from each other and from asking questions as from what I teach. Do this. Flickr the problem. Don’t be afraid to ask. If you have a question, skim the comments for that day to see if someone else has already asked.
No question is a stupid question. No one was born knowing how to sew. Besides, I like beginners the best of any other kind of sewing people. They’re easier to train well.
I run a zero tolerance policy towards negative body speech in classes, which applies here. Please do not say anything about your body that is unkind or hurtful- your body is the vessel that carries you through life.
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Extra Credit Reading
knit topics written by StephC:
Tiramisu Long-Sleeve Hack- This is a simple way to draft your own long sleeves. It’s an easy shape with a bit of refinement and can be quite closely fitted. This is a “hack” because you draft it for yourself from my instructions and is suitable for anyone who can hold a pencil and a ruler- no serious prior drafting knowledge necessary.
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