It’s time to get back to work, why not start with India! Today I’d like to tell you about it, step by step… It’s kind of funny because I just saw my friend Fred, who said: “I watched your last sewing tutorial but I didn’t understand a thing!”. That made me smile… and then I started to wonder if anyone understands me! Am I so into my own little world that I’m only talking to myself? No way! Luckily the lovely Laure, super queen of sewing patterns, is always here to watch over. If I can do it, you can too! I was thinking it might be nice to make a video to show you certain technical sewing terms, for beginners out there who are afraid to start. Kind of like a ’Sewing for Dummies’ to explain the words and phrases used the most often in my videos…
Going back to India, I recommend it for your 3rd or 4th sewing project, not so much for beginners. But then again, if you’re comfortable using a presser foot, I’m sure that with enough ambition, selfconfidence, and patience, nothing is impossible. But seriously, it’s not a huge project, there are a lot of parts and large pieces of fabric, especially for the legs. It may seem a little overwhelming but I promise it’s not a big deal. It’s true that for a first project, it’s a bit difficult… You’ll see that I kind of went crazy picking the colors for my own India jumpsuit… It’s totally Bowiesque… see for yourself in the video below:
Some things to know about India:
- to make it you’ll need 4m of fabric from a bolt 1m45 wide or 4m60 from a bolt 1m10 wide
- 1 “invisible” zipper 40cm long. A color that matches your fabric looks best!
- We suggest making it out of stretchy gabardine, chambray, or light denim, crepe or even viscose or cotton!
- I won’t lie, in order to have the perfect fit, the crossover neckline needs to be a tad snug. So you’ll need to be a little bit flexible to get into your India, but I promise you won’t regret it!
- The paper pattern is available here or in a PDF via the 3, 6, or 12 month subscription here
Translated by Whitney Bolin.