Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tutorial Tuesday with Sally Stitch- Cutting It Up




Golly.. I need to make some bound buttonholes too... But I didn't practice first.
Man, why do I ever ignore Sally? I always end up paying in the long run!

( I did get a couple extra tracing wheels at the thrift store.. I'll send one to one lucky commenter. It really is a great way to transfer darts.)

16 comments:

mscleaverchronicles said...

I have some lovely bright blue linen that makes me feel exactly like the redhead in the first panel.

That pinking shears trick is good idea as well!

Natalie said...

Tracing wheels? Are those the ones that poke through colored paper and it transfers a trail onto the fabric? Haven't thought of those in a long time, but I can think of many ways to make good use of one of those.

dorie said...

in frame 1, the way Sally's friend is rubbing the fabric on her face--I've been there.

jen said...

I hate taking markings from the pattern piece, i pin and snip as much as possible. hate it! maybe a tracing wheel would improve the problem. i bet Sally would agree.love the clothes you create for yourself. fabulous to read about, always makes me go and sew, and mark!!

Feeder of the hungry beans said...

I love these vintage manuals. They're so deliciously condescending and moralistic.

Green Kitchen said...

Dude, I need a tracing wheel. Mine is prehistoric and wobbles -- not good for straight lines.

Moon said...

I have become so enchanted with sally i found a book like yours on ebay and bought it! lol..
tracing wheel...Now that would makes things easier!
;0)
Moon

Just Pure Lovely said...

Tracing wheel....that brings back memories of watching my mama sew in the 70's. She made me some beautiful dresses in that distinct 70's style!

p.s. Thanks to your post of Where I'm From, I did one, too, and sent it to my mother for Mother's Day. It made her cry! Thanks for the idea.

Gwen said...

I am doing a where I'm from poem for my parents' 60th wedding anniversary this weekend--I expect that there will be few dry eyes in the room.

I remember tracing wheels well, but always liked to use little dots and connect them...

I would use the tracing wheel now for making dotted lines in my journal!

Tanja said...

I'm rather enjoying the adventures of Sally Stitch. Thanks for sharing. :)

Terri said...

I've been pinking edges after I sew the seams. I've never cut the pieces out with pinking shears. I love that idea! Thanks for sharing!

Lara said...

Aha! So that's what you do with a tracing wheel! I've been sewing for half my life (since my freshman year of high school) and never knew. I guess that's what happens when you never take a class or know people who can give you nifty tips.

Now I really want one. Well, I wanted one before, but I didn't know what to do with it.

Anonymous said...

Lindy sez: HOW LONG IS THAT BOOK???? did I pay extra postage to get it to you??? Is it growing or are you writing your own chapters now? I love tracing wheels to use on everything but fabric!

PĂ©itseoga said...

i love sally

Mrs. Kelly M. said...

Betty: Just found you ..... a lead from Laura @ Little Orange Kitchen.

Your site is scrumptious!! The turtorials are an absolute hoot; yet entirely needed by me, I am afraid!! I have these great dreams of clothing making. I just know you are inspiring me!!

Sewfast said...

I love your comic tutorials...what a fun book! Mary

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