Monday, January 11, 2010

Seam Splitting, Shut Yo Mouf!

Hi SSDivas! So I was looking online, nothing new right, when I came across a section on that appealed to me. Usually when I go to kwiksew I just look in the pattern section and navigate til I come to the pattern I had in mine. This time though, I was drawn to the unknown section of "Resources". In this section I found a good amount of articles, free and easily saved, in pdf format. One particular article called to me because of it's cruel and unusual name "Seam Splitting". Alright before you run for the hills it's nothing like it sounds. Simply put it's a method used to decrease the "bulge", their word not mine, where seams intersect. I myself right clicked and save that baby with the quickness. It has been added to my database of useful sewing knowledge. There are a bunch of great articles on their site. Check it out.

Until next time SSDivas,

Saturday, January 2, 2010, Downloadable Patterns??

Hey SSDivas! I have frequented many a different sewing related sites, for the purposes of fabric shopping, gaining sewing knowledge, and ogling over the expertise of some of my fellow SSDiva bloggers. I happened upon during one of my computer binges. An opportunity arose where I wanted to immediately start sewing a project. I didn't really feel like leaving the house that day and it dawned on me to just go to and see if they have my pattern available for instant download. I seeked, I found, I purchased. Please note you don't actually get to download the pattern to your computer but you do have a portal that is accessible online to print out the pattern whenever you see fit. I then proceeded to print out a plethora of pages with marks galore. This process is not for the faint of heart. I glued and I taped. Here are a couple of pics:

Close up of pattern

My overall feelings toward this method of purchasing sewing patterns is that of appreciation that the sewing industry is progressing, but I wouldn't choose this as a method for instant gratification. Taping the pages together can steal your sewing mojo piece by piece. But on the other hand if you are alright with the time it takes to actually get started this will be a much appreciated option for you. Also I would not recommend this option for a pattern with an infinite amount of pieces as you will be completly defeated before you start. Just my 2.56789 cents!

Until next time SSDivas,

Friday, January 1, 2010