I've been whipping up some quick knit projects after discovering that I have A LOT of knit scraps. Nothing epic but a few lessons learned along the way.
More Rosy Lady Shorts made from fabric leftover from t-shirts. The lesson learned here was to use stretch lace with good recovery. Also, I zig-zagged the elastic together instead of serging it. I found the serged seams on the stretch lace on my other pairs tend to unravel.
Likely my final Erin Maternity Skirt, as I only need so many. This one is made from some striped rib knit from Our Social Fabric. Here I learned not to sew when tired. I originally sewed the waist band to the hem of the skirt. I even added the elastic for ruching on the wrong end and hemmed the waist band. I spent a good solid 2 hours unpicking all of that. The skirt itself probably only takes an hour.
More baby pants in scraps. The first two were from my mom and the second two were from Our Social Fabric. I found the serged seams always looked a bit sketchy at the end of the cuffs. I actually took the time to weave them into the seams using a darning needle that I use for knitting. This looks so much better and makes me feel like the seams aren't going to start pulling apart.
Made any small improvements to your sewing lately?
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