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!
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.
in frame 1, the way Sally's friend is rubbing the fabric on her face--I've been there.
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!!
I love these vintage manuals. They're so deliciously condescending and moralistic.
Dude, I need a tracing wheel. Mine is prehistoric and wobbles -- not good for straight lines.
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
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.
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!
I'm rather enjoying the adventures of Sally Stitch. Thanks for sharing. :)
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!
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.
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!
i love sally
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!!
I love your comic tutorials...what a fun book! Mary
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