Garment Sewing Class: We are doing collars and collar stands in the Garment Making class. I spent the morning making samples for each student with upper collar, under collar and collar stand. It is a great group of students. They will get to learn Pam Erny's turning the point technique and Margaret Islander's burrito technique.
Today I received my 100% cotton Bare Knits from Nancy's Notions. I am excited to get started sewing each piece. The feel and look really great. The weight is nice and they are opaque. I have been very disappointed with the knits and jerseys that I have purchased from cheap online vendors. They look good on the computer, some die in the wash, most start to pill immediately. I sew things that I want to wear and that work with my other wardrobe. It makes me really unhappy when they become rags after 3 washings and have to be thrown away. I have high expectations for these knit pieces. Stay tuned.
Now I have made the Bare Knits top. I have washed it a few times and it is holding up really well. This fabric is not shown in the current catalog but is available on Nancy's Notions website.