Monday, 31 August 2015

Finished - a 60's inspired mashup Audrey

My husband turned 40 in early July, and decided he wanted a party at home. Initially he wanted all guests to dress as Elvis - no exceptions. But eventually I was able to talk him into a slightly more flexible dress code - a 60's theme. For my outfit I had a slightly ulterior motive - I wanted to make a knit long sleeve funnel neck frock from a fabulous navy and black stable knit I'd been stashing since last year....

Friday, 21 August 2015

Hopefully helpful hints for rolled hems on knits

I emerge from a fug of winter illness to share some tips on doing a rolled hem finish on a knit fabric. There's plenty of resources out there on how to do a rolled hem on a woven using a serger/overlocker but not so many for knit fabrics. A rolled hem is a great way of finishing a raw edge where you want to spare length or if both sides of the hem might be seen, such as my recent twist top neckline/hem.