Advance 7931, Navy Corduroy Dress
Bound Buttonholes Done for Now
The bound buttonholes are done for the moment. I'm not completely done with them, as I'll have to finish the facing side of them when I put on the facing.
I need some interfacing for the collar and facings, so I think I'll work on the sleeves for the rest of the weekend, get the interfacing on Monday and finish the dress next week.
Q/A: From Brenda, " . . . do you use a zipper foot to sew the end triangle piece? It seems that the folded over section would be thick and the triangle section not so much. That would cause the foot to be unstable." No, I don't, I've never had a problem with the thickness of fabric or instability. I always make a sample, and it is there whether I find out if I need to change something. If I needed to use a zipper foot, I would. Many people do and you should do what works for your project and your machine.
She also wanted to know, " . . . could you show or describe how you mark so accurately. What marking products do you use?" I always use one of three things to mark: a very sharp marking pencil, which means a lot of sharpening; a marking pencil that is similar to a mechanical pencil, you can find these with the quilting products or order one online; Fons and Porter is brand that makes one, I think; or the fine tip water soluble marking pen, and sometimes the fine tip ones are also found in the quilting section. I also use a see-through quilting ruler, marked with lines 1/8" apart. Other than that, it is just taking the time to mark carefully and redoing it until it is right before stitching.
Parting Shot: Walkway. We worked on our walkway today. We weeded, moved lilies and added these large stones. It looks nicer and will be better than the white pebbles when it comes times to shovel snow.