So after quite a hiatus from the official instruction book I vowed to work through (1-2-3-Sew) for my self proclaimed , I've returned to it's pages! Granted, the hiatus was still quite busy with sewing projects, just little detours to dwell on certain skills in order to gain mastery, i.e. tissue covers , , card wallets , and .
I've just started working through chapter 7, handbags. This means that I've completed 6/11 chapters, and 17 of 33 projects, but with my extras, 23 total to date. That makes me one pretty proud seamstress. Yes...I think I can actually call myself that now.
This first project in the handbags chapter was pretty easy actually. It looked pretty intimidating, but the fact that I found it easy means that my detour projects really helped solidify some vital skills for me.
The new technique that I learned here are those pintuck pleats, and installing a magnetic fastener. I have to say, after I did the pleats (first picture) I impressed myself. Ignore the pencil marks- I still have to toss this project in the washer. I also learned not to use expensive fabric the first go around for any project since I tend to make so many mistakes!
Looking in the chapters ahead, I feel confident that I can wrap this project up pretty quickly. Behind the scenes and on the sidelines of this project, I'm finally ready to start working on my new line and how these new skills will apply to it! Pretty exciting times!