I like gadgets and feet (provided they’re actually useful and not some easily breakable gimmick). I’ve sewn for too long not to have built skills like binding raw edges the “non-gadgety” way, but I never used to bother with binding much. It’s time consuming. Generally kind of irritating, though the end result is pretty nice. I like this binder foot because it streamlines the process, which means I can spend more time thinking about crazy cuts and design details.
It’s lovely late summer time here, the air has just a hint of freshness after six months of still steamy heat. We’re house-sitting for my husband’s parents in rural New South Wales, making sure the plants are watered and the farm animals are fed. It makes an extremely pleasant change from living within arm’s reach of our neighbors in the Brisbane suburbs.
This morning I set up to sew in one of their cabanas. Except for the occasional fly and a lazy wasp nearly the size of my little finger (soo not kidding), it was pleasant to sew in the open air. I’m wearing Terra Incognita– while she’s a lovely dress to wear out to dinner, I love her too much to only wear her once every six months or so when we go out. She’s cotton (washable and comfy) and was my favorite dress to wear this past summer.
I’d like to make more technique videos, in some ways it’s much MUCH easier to make a video than a tutorial with still photos. (Especially because Stephen took the footage and then did the editing work. He sped up the boring sections and captured everything we needed in one take. Thank you, Stephen!)