Monday, April 18, 2011
Harder than metal...
... and when we aren't building robots...
I am teaching Alex how to sew. He joined a fashion and design club at school, and this week they are having a fashion show.
Alex should seriously consider bringing his latest project to Maker Faire. He designed a corset, with a turn key he made in metal shop, and he is learning new skills, like pattern reading, fabric cutting, and stuff at the sewing machine. Stitch in the ditch, anyone?
Actually I know the expression from quilting, but when we were reading the oh-so very vague pattern instructions for making a corset... we were laughing, sort of crying, and feeling utterly lost. Now we are deep into uncharted waters... boning, channels, stitching in the ditch of the front-front, side front, contrast front, and eyelets, busks, and dull scissors. Well, we can't blame the dull scissors on anyone or anything, but ourselves.
Dear Mister E. Bunny, would you be so kind as to send chocolate, and good sewing shears? Best regards, and 18 karat love, from us, the amateurs.
Dedicated and true, he has not lost hope in being able to complete this corset and the blouse that will go with it. Ahead: about sixty eyelets that have to be punched into the corset, and a turn key installed in the back.
Nice fabric choices, Alex. Can't wait to see it completed!