Today’s Book: Couture Sewing Techniques by Claire Shaeffer
Today’s Lesson: Blindstitch, p. 35
Today’s Project: That wrap dress I’ve been talking about for months.
After finishing my husband’s shirt, I immediately started working on a wrap dress. I bumped this particular dress to the top of my sewing list because I’m borrowing vintage Vogue 1548 (an original DVF pattern!) from a friend, and I wanted the chance to make the dress up for the first time using the original instructions. (And, I’ve already kept the pattern for too long!)
I’m glad I did because one of the last steps in bodice construction is to blindstitch the facing in place, a step I might not have been brave enough to try without being explicitly told to in the instructions.
Make tiny stitches along the front center of my silk jersey dress?!
Even though I know that I’m supposed to blindstitch the facing down, I’m pretty fearful that my stitches won’t be as blind as they should be. So, I pulled out one of my trusty sewing books to make sure I was doing the stitch correctly.
I’m now trying my best to “take a tiny stitch in the garment skimming the backs of several threads,” as the instructions suggest. Hopefully my efforts will pay off.
Any tips out there from those more experienced in getting a truly blind blindstitch?