What type of stitches do you use on the side seams to make them stand out?
I think it's called a whip stitch. Work from bottom to top. Thread a needle with upholstery/carpet thread about 36 inches long. You want to close the side seam with one length of thread. Fasten the thread at the bottom and insert the needle through both front and back keeping the needle parallel with the floor. Pull tight and insert about 3/8 inch above the first stitch. Keep working upwards making sure to keep the sides aligned. Marking every inch with pins or a water soluble marker helps you keep things aligned. Pull the stitches tight as you go. The thread will form a diagonal pattern and create a slightly raised edge. Insert the needle about 1/8 inch in from the folded edge of your side seams. Let me know if you want more info or photos. Thanks for your comment.
wow, this is very inspiring. it looks really good.
Thanks. It is much more useful than a standard form.
Tam K asked:
Wow - that is really impressive...You've done a terrific job - I can only begin to imagine the fun you'll have with it. I am just cruising through the video, and familiarising myself with the class, but am very much looking forward to personalised slopers (we call them blocks in Australia) for my daughters and I. Cheers :-D
Thanks. You'll enjoy the final result.
Thanks for the compliment. Hope you give it a try.
Sandie Freeman asked:
You are a total inspiration! I have an old adjustable dress form which has seen better days and have just bought a new adjustable one which is nearer my size - I am now thinking I can refurbish the old one and use the new one for my clients - I have been sewing for decades and now run a small business from home, making clothes for clients but I have always wanted my own dress form in my perfect size so perhaps I'll get the wadding and linen out and have a go. Well done you ......
I hope you give it a try. It's not that hard and having one makes fitting a breeze.