Monday, 25 February 2013 11:00
Beginning Sewing: Do a Trial Run garment with CalicoWritten by d'Italia
This post is for all the beginning sewers reading along – and even some of the experienced ones, too (though you may already know this trick)! If you’ve got a garment in mind you’d like to sew up but aren’t yet confident that you’ve got your design or dimensions right, or aren’t yet confident in your clothing creation prowess, try doing a trial run first with an adaptable, inexpensive material. By using a material you don’t mind tossing, you can test out your skills and design for a bit of practice, or just see how it looks before you invest in an expensive material. This can also be great for gauging the amount of material you will need. Specifically, we recommend working with calico. Calico is ideal because it is very plain, very easy to use and very cheap. Essentially unprocessed cotton, calico can be found widely online for just a few dollars per yard, so getting adequate material for a simple trial run can cost next to nothing for just about anything you’re looking to create.