History of couture:
The History of Haute Couture
Haute Coutue Impeccable Style and History
Interpret Couture into our sewing
Interview with Susan Khalje
Susan Khalje Website
Article on HGTV website about sewing schools:
Length of Podcast - 46 minutes
Thursday, March 13, 2008
History of couture:
Friday, March 7, 2008
Elastic wasitband tutorial
Sew ends of elastic together, section the elastic into quarters. This elastic is marked with pins, you could use a fabric washable marker. Quarter mark the garment's waist also.
Begin serging the elastic to the garment. Make sure you have a few stitches secured before you stretch the elastic.
A view of the serging.
Quarter mark. The pin on the elastic is matching with the seam of the pajama pants. Remember to remove your pin before the serger blades hit the pin.
Completed serged waistband
Next, sew the the casing down, use your coverstitch or sewing machine.
Once again, match the seams. This will help the waistband lay flat. See the seam on the casing matching up with the side seam on the wrong side of the garment.
Shot of steam to draw up the elastic.
Finished elastic waistband. I hope this helped.
The interview on today's episode is with Anne St. Clair owner of Needle Nook Fabric
Anne has been a guest on the show a few times and is a wealth of information.
Anne mentions these sources for bras
Elite Bra pattern (her own design) check her blog for ordering information
Kwik Sew lingerie patterns
You can Email Anne with any questions.
Thanks for listening and posting comments. I try to reply to all I can. Sometimes blogger doesn't show the email address, just a non-reply note. I do appreciate all the comments and ideas. Thank you.
I will start posting the length of the podcast on this blog. Maybe that will be helpful to those who listen via the computer. This one is 52 minutes long. That might be a record!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
I have had a couple of emails concerning problems downloading the podcast. I have downloaded Episode 23 via the libsyn site and iTunes. These downloads did not have a problem, so hopefully all is well again. I think it might have been a slight hiccup with my podcast hosting server. Good luck and I hope it works.
Posted by Lori at 9:38 PM