Blogger: Elise Ribeira
Welcome to day two of our Heart-Ford sew-a-long! Hopefully it wasn’t too hard to choose your favorite options. I know there are so many adorable combinations to pick from. I will be keeping it simple this time with an unlined bodice with a neck binding and long sleeves. I’m looking forward to see all the fun variations you may come up with!We will use day 2 to cut out our fabric. My favorite tools while cutting with knit are a clear, acrylic ruler (2 x18 is my favorite size for this task), a rotary cutter, and cutting mat.
Lightweight knits can shift easily, so using a sharp rotary cutter can help with accuracy and speed. Pinning your pattern to the fabric or using pattern weights can also prevent shifting.
But sure to cut your rectangle pieces from the cut chart as well. This is where that clear ruler especially comes in handy! I find this so much quicker than having to print, tape, and cut out a rectangle when I can so easily measure it with my handy ruler. (Pro Tip: I like to write down the cut chart measurements onto my bodice pattern, so it is easy to locate when I’m ready to cut those pieces.)
Once you have all your fabric pieces accounted for, set them aside and anxiously wait for tomorrow when we will begin the construction of the bodice!
(Pro tip: I like to iron my pieces before sewing so everything is nice and crisp and ready to sew- if you’d like to iron yours, do this today!)