Spurred on by my voyeur admiration of K-Line's sewing progress, I decided to attend to my own. I often repair and alter my clothes but I usually drop off my alterations at the dry cleaners. Viewing K-Line's dress making unfold has made me think how silly I am not to make my own clothes again.
My first step was to purchase a book. I felt I needed a prop and a refresh and this manual is clearly laid out. I can only assess its merit on the basis I do know how to sew and dress make. To my eye and knowledge it is fantastic. I love the layout and clear information.
My next move is to purchase a sewing machine and I will start off with a easy to store, lightweight and basic model. The fact is I'm out of practice and the best sewing is done after heaps of practice. Control and tension are key to a well sewn garment, so once my competency levels are back I'll see how much I use the machine and assess whether I need a sturdier model with more settings and stitching options.