My studio is coming together!

Hello peeps,
So how is everyone? I’m glad it’s Friday to be honest! I know I have so much sewing to be getting on with at home but I look forward to doing them in my pjs!

So what have I been up to all week?!? Well my studio in my work is just divine! I can not wait to be sewing my life away 😊

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It’s all been rearranged for the last time… I think! Between trying to find the best place for all the machines to go and locating the sockets! Wow It has been a little hectic to say the least!

I am finding my way around the machines rightly and have them all threaded and re threaded a few times now. I reckon I’m comfortable with most of them!

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I had a blast with the heavyweight machine today, shortening 4 pairs of jeans… Finding the tension on that bad boy with the top stitch thread on both bobbing and thread was HECTIC!

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I managed to find the tension thought… **enter pat on the back here!** just a mite proud of myself! There was a hairy moment when I thought I was going to run out of thread…

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But I the sewing gods were one side today! Thank goodness as the sewing shop was out of 958 thread!

So what has everyone else been up to? Any fun projects on the cards?

Traci

Creating a pattern from RTW

Hello there!

Happy Black Friday everyone!
How is everyone doing?!
Got that Christmassy feeling yet?!
I am totally there already, can’t wait to get the tree down this weekend!

So what have I been up to today?! Well I have been given the job of sewing up copy of a couple of lovely linen tops.

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Pictured above is the first of the two! I have to say the construction of this is divine…. I am in awe!

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All seams bar the arm holes are double turned. Leaving no room for error on the top stitch!

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So after 4 hours of ripping out, yes 4 hours! I now have the sewing instructions noted down and the whole pattern cut out, with seam allowance added where required.

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So here she is all ready for me to get sewing up on my new industrial machines at work tomorrow.

I have to say the only part I am going to struggle with is the pocket!

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It’s my first time doing a pocket like this! Have you done one before?! Any tips welcomed in the comments.

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So like I said earlier happy Black Friday! Is anyone doing a little shopping?! I headed straight over to the craftsy sale! and picked up 3 classes from my wish list…. I got the classes for £13.99 each! BARGAIN!!

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Get a little Christmas shopping done for me I say! Are you a fan of craftsy? If not you should be! It’s a great way to learn at home, I have 2 kids and part time job to work round and this works great for me!

Let me know if you sign up for anything! I picked up a couture class as well as a couple of others!

Traci

* I am a Craftsy Affiliate (I only affiliate with company’s I have a genuine interest in)

Busy as a bee over here!

Good morning!

It’s been so quite here of late! My new job over at The Hub has kept me so busy! I have so many blog posts to write about fashion shows and organising the studio BUT that’s for another time!

Today I’m just popping in to say hi! Dropping you a *wave*!!

I’m teaching colleges how to thread our new industrial machines! I feel I may be utilising my craftsy classes so I’m confident on the over locker!

In my studio I have 9 industrial machines….

* 4 Standard Machines
* 1 Zig-zag
* 1 Blind Hem
* 1 Button Hole
* 1 Heavy machine
* 1 Overlocker

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So I’m off for another day at the studio, I’m making a copy of 2 tops for a teacher at the collage!

Have you used industrial sewing machines before? What did you think?

And have you ever replicated a ready to wear item? Please leave your adventures in the comments!

Traci

* I’m blogging from my phone and will add links later tonight!