I know, if only I kept a fabric log I would have that information. Responsible sewing people maintain logs, including the purchase date, cost, yardage, fiber content, cleaning instructions and a swatch of each new piece purchased. I have deliberately chosen to not be so structured by adhering to the KISS method (Keep It Simple, Stupid!). I purchase only (mostly) machine washable fabrics and thereby eliminate the need to record special cleaning requirements. And, tell me, how much skill does it take to differentiate between cotton denim and polyester crinkled chiffon? My fabric storage area is fairly small. One can simply look at the shelf and know what is in my inventory. Easy. The goal is garment creation, not fabric collecting. Granted, there must always be various fabric choices on hand but I have no intention of ending up on A&E’s Hoarders.
That being said, I have pretty much run out of reject fabric to use for muslins. I am aware that quilting cotton is for quilts, not clothes. In spite of this, quilting cotton is the testing choice for New Look 6179, view C.
Luckily, I had traced the pattern when I had used it before and was able to use a
Since bringing the 66 home, much of my sewing time has been spent looking at vintage sewing patterns. This eighty year old machine is influencing me. I now want to sew a dress using a 1930’s or 1940’s pattern. The dress should be wearable in public, but not as a Halloween costume! I haven’t found a pattern in my size range that I like. I could do some pattern grading, but I think it will be challenge enough sewing on this unfamiliar machine. There is no hurry or deadline. Eventually, a suitable pattern will come my way.