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I am a Homemaker and Freight Broker (with my husband) who has a love of needle crafts, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch. I learned to sew in 2007, really love using vintage patterns (1940's, 50's, 60's) & and seeing how I can modernize them with fabric choices and trims). I need 25 hours in a day to get to everything I want to do!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Butterick 6286

With this pattern and the mod-ish flower power baby cord from Hancocks, plus some trim that is braid and green velvet ribbon, I am working on the jumper. The pattern went together easily until I am working on the facings. It has you use SF bias tape and turn all under for a facing. This I have seen alot on vintage patterns, but on this neckline, it looks awful. Even with pressing, it resists and pulls, puckering the cord on the right side. I will now have to rip it out and either line or make regular-type facings. I may just line the bodice as that seems simpler, the facings may be off if I draft them myself. The lining will be broadcloth as I have no more fabric. The baby's jumper is already cut out using the previous NL pattern in a larger size. Hers, too, will have to have broadcloth to line the bodice. Also, since the stripe colors (and some of the stripes!) did not exactly match up, I am adding the braid to the waist seam area to fool the eye. This pattern was bad on directions on the facings, I guess to save time, but it is not saving ME time. I even looked on PR, but the pattern is from 2001 and OOP, I guess no one bothered to make it in and review it. It is a cool fabric!

My early Christmas and birthday gift arrived today: a Janome serger. It is refurb, but was practically new and had original packaging and was serviced before sale. I haven't even opened it yet, tomorrow.

Went to Hobby Lobby, spent a lot on yarn, cake decorating supplies for an anniversary cake for a couple at church and fabric, patterns, etc. I went without Mike, what can I say? Just me and the baby... Also went to Famous Footwear and bought my winter dress shoes, black and brown. Should work for me.

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