Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sewing Conference fun
Last Friday, got to attend the annual Calgary sewing conference. It's full of great temptations to spend money -- booth after booth. I resisted - mostly. However, at A Great Notion's booth, I was able to peruse and purchase two serger books. I was aiming for great photographs with the instructions and these fit the bill. Also purchased a flexible ruler which will be handy measuring around curves and trying to replicate body shapes on pattern adjustments. You can see between the two photos how it can bend. The teens at home particularly liked this new tool! The Design Plus Fusible Bias tape was actually bought a mail order purchase that arrived. BWOF is always asking for a fusible bias tape only available in Europe. Here's the American counterpart. Thanks to Cidell who pointed me in this direction. I've yet to use it on arm and necklines but it definitely cuts down on bulk for stabilizing shoulder seams on knits.