Friday, January 11, 2013

Celebrate the New Year with Sewing at Stonemountain & Daughter

Here is a cute skirt from Colette.
        A high waisted straight skirt provides a very flattering shape with paneled  styling: not too loose or too tight around the hips, with a very fitted  waist. This skirt buttons up the front, has side seam pockets, and includes a self  tie belt, which can be swapped out for your own narrow belts. This lined skirt is an intermediate pattern.
This pattern would be great in a wool suiting fabric. Our half price fabrics upstairs are a great place to look for a great steal on wools!

The light to medium weight wools from upstairs wools would be nice to use. And what a bargain at half off!
You can also choose from our amazing cotton prints for an updated look on this skirt!
Want to make your skirts and other garments better?  Here are two ways to help improve your technique!

1. An invisible zipper looks great in a skirt and isn't that hard once you know how. Learn three zipper techniques in our zipper class!
        2. Improve your seams! These details may seem tiny, but they add craftsmanship, creative interest, and flair. Do you know what Flat-felled, French, Welt, Bias Bound seam, Rouleau, Seminole patchwork, and Hong Kong seams are? Learn them all along with topstitching and edgestitching in our seam class with Barbara Beccio.
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A great new place for us to share our customer projects, staff picks, and the latest trunk shows in the store!

Look for lots of new sewing tips there!
For  those with some sewing experience, jump in and learn to make this skirt  or a project of your choice in our 101 Beginning and Beyond classes or our shorter version - 102 Beginning and Beyond.

If you have no prior sewing experience, we will start you off with a  beginning level garment of your choice so that you can gain  confidence, techniques, and have fun doing it!  

Gorgeous red wools from upstairs.
Our Sew Labs are a great way to adjust the fit of a garment and get help with little details that you may not yet be comfortable with - get help from our instructors when you get stuck and learn to easily put in those buttonholes and linings!" 

1 comment:

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