It started with Spider-pillow

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A while back when i worked at The Comic Book Shoppe (bank st) we had a regular christmas secret santa. The first year i was there i pulled Ted who had a thing for Spider-man. In one of those strange moments of brilliant clarity I whipped up spider-pillow. It was the old Spider-man logo with a round pillow in the middle and 8 3-D legs all made out of comfy fun fur....things have continued in this manner. This is my so called craft

Monday, July 21, 2008

Sew let it be done - Day 1

Today i officially started sewing. So without further ado a photo diary of how to make a dress.

what i have done here is take 2 pieces of one part of the top and sew them wrong side together and then turned them inside out.

Note: when the pattern instructs you to sew wrong side together they are taking about sewing the material with the pattern together (the side of the dress you want to see is called the right side)

so its pretty obvious now that i have made two of these things and that together they will form the bodice (or front top) of my new dress.

all the basting is done on raw edges and across the center. the long
white threads are my gathers, ready to be "gathered" when i get the
midriff done.

Note: because the top pieces of material are longer than the band that goes across the middle you have to gather the excess. gathering is simply when you loosely sew a straight stitch across a specific length of material leaving long threads at each end. when i gather it i will hold onto the threads at one end and carefully and gently pull the other ends of the thread; the material will pull and pucker along the threads. after you evenly distribute it across the length you will have a gathered edge.

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