I just want to post a quick thank you note to all of you who have been so helpful recently with all your tips about sewing knits. I can't say that I have always enjoyed learning to handle knits, but I'm a great believer in jumping in and learning how textiles work - and then I go and read what to do next. It might sound back to front, but it works for me. I would never start anything if I tried to do everything right from the word go - I think I would just be overwhelmed :).
So thank you for telling me about seam stabilisers, needles, and how to do hems. Some of the products you mention are not available easily where I live, but they can go on my shopping list for when I place orders "elsewhere".
I've also ordered a book on how to sew knits - I can see there is a whole world of knit garments and fabrics to be explored. I have ordered this:
|Nancy Zieman - Sew Knits with Confidence.|
I know there are also good courses on Craftsy - and I do watch Threads videos as well, but I love books - I find them better to read at night (did you know that the light from computers upsets the sleep cycle? I make sure I turn my white light sources off at 7.30 pm, and revert to reading on paper).
I have been exceptionally busy over the last few weeks helping my husband move his practice. It's not over yet, but the worst has been done and we are at least operating again.
So I have not had so much time to sew - I've made muslins, and done some cutting out, and hopefully can get back into a daily sewing routine. Half and hour a day keeps the blues at bay and also helps to make a garment:)
I also start my new study program tomorrow - I'm actually looking forward to one of the subjects - advanced data analysis - but I think tomorrow I might change my mind. So sewing will be structured in as a reward for doing my work. And when I finish an assignment, I think stashing should be listed as a reward too!
So in the next few weeks I will be back to a blog routine - a main post once a week with smaller inbetween if there is sewing news to report. I'll also be redoing my blog roll to make sure that all my regular followers are on my roll - most of you are on my blogger feed.