|Pants for Making|
|Cape for Making|
As I metnioned I use vilene (non-iron on interfacing) since I got a bag of 5 metres for NZ $3.99 whereas 4 pieces of flimsy Burda tissue was NZ $15.99. I use a ballpoint pen to write on the vilene having carefully pinned the vilene in 4 places near the edge of the sheet to keep it secure.
|Vilene at Spotlight for $3.99 for 5 metres|
- Label each piece with magazine number, pattern number, piece number out of total number of pieces and the name of the piece which you get off the instruction panel.
- Mark the straight grain (tricky to find sometimes but look for the big arrowhead in the appropriate colour.)
- Check for the instructions that apply to the piece you are cutting out like "fold line" and mark largely and clearly.
- Remember the seams and hems aren't included!!
- Pin the vilene pieces together for safe keeping - a single pin usually does it.
I have this cape material in my stash so will begin on this. I am a bit apprehensive about what size to cut for the pants which will take some thinking about.
The lights in my house are not good for sewing at night - silly halogens. I find they don't give good coverage and there are lots of dark spots. My fabulous mother bought me an angle poise standard lamp to help so I will get that out now that daylight saving is over.