What’s Under the Needle?
I have started to sew more and more. I want to add it to my blog,
So, would you all be up for some tutorials? Places to find fabric and patterns?
I also hope to be sewing and reviewing up tester patterns in the future. That I am very excited about! So, what’s under the needle and what has been under the needle? Well, I love this Fabernmix Pattern called the Anna Wrap Dress. They are a Dutch company. Most of their patterns are written in German, but, you can find them online at places such as Banberry Place in English, which is where I got mine. You do have to add in the seam allowances though. Usually European Fabrics do not have seam allowances like the American patterns do. However, I am not seeing the Anna Wrap Dress there, so I went searching for it and found it here! Though, I can’t tell if it is for sale or not! Sorry!!
I did however, make one for Jacks, and one side is a beautiful turquoise marble look cotton and the other side is a bright cupcake pattern. I believe I got the fabric at Walmart or Hobby Lobby? I can’t remember.
As you can see, it is completely reversible. If you wanted too, you could use four fabrics instead of two. I have not done it that way as of yet, but want too soon!
I LOVE sewing, I throw some music on and I just go into my own little world.
I used the Kwik Sew’s Sewing for Toddlers for this pattern. It is a hoodie and pants. Now, I did mess up and have to take off the hood of this and redo it.
Somewhere along the line I messed up the tracing for it. This is a paper pattern. Not the usual tissue pattern that most folks are used to seeing. You have to use some kind of tracing paper to trace it out, then cut it out and lay it on the fabric of choice. I mostly have used Kwik Trace. I am down to one package and it is very hard to find. I am thinking they have done away with it. You can use a light weight interfacing as that is what Kwik Trace feels like, or you can use a number of things to trace your pattern out with. I know some who have used freezer paper, however, I am not sure how easy that is. I plan on grabbing this in the future, Birch Street Clothing Swedish Tracing Paper or Bosal #405 – Create-A-Pattern Tracing Interfacing.