Be professional! I want the clothes I make to be well put together and long lasting. A pinked seam and zigzag stitching isn't going to cut it anymore - however, I don't have an overlocker and even on sale they're $800 dollars! Thus, I'm going to start experimenting with bias binding, french seams and other methods to make my garments as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside (I started making this dress last year so it doesn't count).
It's a modern pattern (for the life of me I can't remember which one... and I'm far too comfortable on the couch here to get up and check!) which wasn't really that great to work with, and the fit wasn't fantastic. The end result, however, is not too bad! I bought a vintage kit from the opshop which I intended to use to make a self-covered belt, but I'm pretty sure it's missing several pieces...
I also received a few packages in the mail today - my Christmas presents (finally!) and a lovely giveaway from Laura over at Sew Chic to kick start my resolution. It's the Myrtlewood design from her previous pattern line, Nostalgic. I'm looking forward to making this one up - doesn't it look perfect for winter?
For the seamstresses out there amongst my readers, any advice when it comes to those little finishing touches that can make an outfit more polished, lasting and complete?