Friday, February 16, 2007

SWAP 2007: A Garment is Finally Done

Today I had the opportunity to take a few hours from work during the middle of the day, so I went home and worked on Kwik Sew 2565 for the SWAP. My first (and so far, only) garment is now complete!

I used Wash Away Wonder Tape* to hold the hems in place while double-needle stitching with wooly nylon in the bobbin. It worked great to hold everything in place. It also performed a slight stabilizing function. It can be sewn through, and it washes out, too! I'll definitely use this stuff again.

OK, I think I'm officially back on the horse with the successful completion of this project. I have my work cut out for me but I hope I can make a lot of progress in the next few weeks until April.

*ETA: The full name of this notion is Wash Away Wonder Tape. The manufacturer is WH Collins, Inc., which appears to be part of Dritz. I'm not sure where I got it. In addition to Joann's and Hancock's in Albuquerque, Ann Silva's Bernina is another store where I often buy sewing notions. HTH!

3 comments:

carolyndh said...

Nancy,

Your SWAP top looks really nice--I like the purple. I'll have to try the wonder tape. Is it available at Joann's or Hancocks? Or online?

Nancy (nanflan) said...

I'm glad you like my T! It's a little less bright IRL, but it's a nice fabric. I wish Joann's would carry it again.

I'm not exactly sure where I got the Wonder Tape. The packaging says "Wash Away Wonder Tape" (I'ss edit my post for the full name)and the manufacturer is Collins, which appears to be a division of Dritz.

Lisa Laree said...

I *love* Wonder Tape!! I can't put in a zipper without it anymore ;)

My Hancock's carries it.