I am in desperate need of an old fashioned sewing circle. I mean, ladies of the great and wide sewing world, seriously, how did you learn to sew? Were you lucky enough to have a mother or grandmother to teach you? Are you better at reading the Vogue Sewing books than I am? Or have you given up and just headed to Anthropologie to buy your overpriced but super cute blouses off the rack? Where oh where can I find an old fashioned sewing circle? And how am I supposed to learn to sew without a full blown sewing circles of mothers and grandmothers and godmothers and great aunts all sitting around giving sage advice on things like mitered bias facings.
The cool fold over collar on the above 1950s Collar Confection Blouse needs to be attached and finished with a bias strip binding. And in order to wrap around the 105 degree corner you see, I have to make a mitered corner. These mitered corners have me flummoxed. It is supposed to be simple. In fact, so simple that my pattern instructions merely have a little step "miter the corner" for the instructions, as thought I will just instinctively know how to miter a corner.
But the thing is, I don't know how to "miter the corner" and I can't seem to find a solid resource to teach me.
I though Youtube might stand in my my old fashioned quilting circle, but no. Two annoying placemat videos later and I still have a lame looking non-mitered corner. I just want to sew this blouse. Seriously. What's a girl gotta do to learn to sew?
The collar, with the bias tape folded over. It almost looks decent from the front. but then...
...you see the back. That is not a mitered corner. I know that much. Fumble as I might, I am not making those neat and tidy little corners like I am supposed to. Yikes.