Let me show you how to sew a shaped facing. It’s really a very easy part of garment sewing and you can do it without any problem after watching this sewing tutorial. I used the shaped facing to finish the neckline of my silk robe which I made without a pattern.
When I visited a US fabric store (it was in New York) the first time (I was coming from Canada) I was really surprised to find out that they sell fabric by the yard, not by the meter. So I was staring at the fabric trying to figure out – how big is a yard of fabric? I asked the seller and she told me – “oh, it’s 36 inches”. Well, it really didn’t help because I had no idea about inches also. I was used to meters and centimeters. And I couldn’t even Google it then – there was no Google.
By now I am used to it but I know it would be helpful to have a conversion chart so anybody who is looking for answers can Google it and find the solution immediately.
This is a YouTube sewing tutorial on how to shorten sleeves on a winter coat or a jacket with lining. Sleeve alterations made easy with this step-by-step tutorial. If you have a sewing machine you can shorten jacket sleeves even if you are a beginner sewist. DIY alterations are not only cheaper but they are also faster (than in a shop).