Can’t live without it
Over the past week, I have been procuring all the supplies I need for my draping class. I bought and padded out my new dress form. I ordered my textbook, Draping for Fashion Design, by Hilde Jaffe and Nurie Relis, which arrived yesterday (wahoo!). I needed a couple of miscellaneous things to round it all out. I thought it might be handy to buy one of these:
When I looked at them at the store, I didn’t like them. They were cheap and ugly as well as looking like they might break the second you tried to use them.
So I just bought another tomato pincushion, cut off the strawberry because I thought it would be annoying to have it flopping around on my wrist, and attached my own elastic to it. And presto! My very own wrist pincushion. It’s not fancy, but it works!
I used it yesterday for the first time yesterday as I sewed my second Style Arc Franki top.
People, I don’t know how I have sewed for over 6 years without this little notion. Seriously. I love it. It’s sheer genius. I don’t have to worry about where my pincushion is because it is always on my person. Real handy. I have pins whenever I need them and a place to put them too. I freaking love this pincushion. I don’t think I can live without it.
I stabilized it by hand sewing the elastic to the pincushion in three places. It doesn’t flop around at all and it’s very comfortable to wear. In fact, I forget I have it on. Well, that is, until I need a pin!
Here’s a sneak peek at my new Franki top. I can’t decide what to wear for my class on Monday. My new Franki top or the striped maxi dress I made a couple of weeks ago. Hmmm… Decisions! I will show you my new Franki top tomorrow.
Happy sewing and bis Später!