When I did the shoulder seam tuesday night I did the run and fell seam
finish on them, I used a closely matching silk thread which makes it
pretty invisible. Some pull indents on the front side but nothing to
make me scream and want to redo it. Right now I have been doing any
handsewing in the evenings (when the TV is on shows I can stand to sit
and sew by) with machine sewing mostly happening in the daytime. My 3yo
son is not really understanding why mom isn't playing with him as much
right now, poor guy. So with 2-3 hours of handsewing each evening I can
maybe get it done in time. I"ll be handsewing the sleeves in this
evening, needed a big break from it yesterday so I worked on the mongol
coat that is going underneath, need to do finish sewing bagged lining to
it, press, sew on ties and finish the neck binding and the mongol coat
will be done.
You know I never thought I would be so glad for Estrella War to get
here, because I will be DONE with sewing for a week, whether I get
everything made or not. Yayy! I'm tired of sewing everyday.
Ann Catelli wrote:
> I'd go with a more basic Flat-Felled or Run and Fell
> seam finish.
> If you follow the medieval practice of felling the
> seam with a hem-stitch, there's only one line of
> stitching showing on one side. All the rest of the
> sewing is hidden or contained.
> And it also contains any little edges that decide
> fraying is the thing to do. bad edges, no edge
> That is, if your time allows you to finish all the
> seams with a low-visibility hand hem stitch.
> Ann in CT
> Cecilia Dollmaker