After a short trip out of town, I am desperately trying to get caught up. My first job was to create a new webpage. It is now live. It is called:
Shorten a Pants Hem with a Cuff
Let me know what you think.
I am also in the process of rescheduling one or more of my classes. If you are thinking about coming, but haven't signed up yet, could you let me know what date you're considering? It's not a commitment, you understand. I'm just trying to figure out the best alternatives.
You'll find the sign up sheet here and the flyer with the information and schedule
Thanks so much for being patient. I have lots more stuff in the works, including possible classes for those who don't live in the Cincinnati area. Leave a comment if that might interest you.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
To begin with, I took the zipper stitching out, but only about halfway from the top edge down. The dress has a facing at the top, hiding the raw edges and the ends of the zipper tape. I had to remove a few of the topstitched stitches in order to free that edge.
I then realigned the zipper and pinned it into place. As you can see here, the zipper is moved in about ½". Then it gets tapered back into the original stitch line. I had to stitch the zipper into place using the invisible zipper techniques I explain in step 6 in the Invisible Zipper Tutorial
I then folded the facing back down, right sides together and serged the excess seam allowance off. (The black you see here is the ribbon for hanging)
This shows where I need to replace the topstitching. The picture is deceptive. The ends really do meet evenly at the top of the zipper!
Saturday, June 5, 2010
It is live on the site, now. Click on the link above or on your left.
There are a lot of steps. Don't be put off by that. I included them to make it clearer.
I can usually replace a jeans zipper in about 30 minutes. With practice, you will be able to also.
Don't be afraid to give it a try. There is no cutting involved, so you really can't mess up your jeans. Just rip out your mistake and start over again.
With the price of jeans these days, it's worth a little practice to save those favorites.
Let me know how you do. Email me or leave a comment and I can help you if you get stuck.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Here is a link to the page with information. Click where it says to view the July Class Flyer if you want information about which classes to take. You can take as many as you like. They're all different. Don't delay, though. There's a limit of 5 per class.
Please fill out a registration form first. Then you can pay through PayPal or send me a check.
I hope to see you in July!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
This shirt came with the largest sleeves I've ever seen. It looked more like a Gospel singer's robe. She asked me to make it more attractive.