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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, December 4, 2008

How I used my sewing time today

I managed to get little girl down and have sick kid halfway satisfied, so I drug the sewing machine and serger to DR table.

1. I think the serged seams on the pj pants were too loose on the tension (hey, it was my 1st try), so I machine stitched over the innermost line for stability. They need pressing and attaching the two pieces together (tomorrow).
2. Pieced together the bodice from the McCall pattern for oldest's dress. It is too much work, but need to try it on her for a fitting. I may amend the final pattern to eliminated the square yoke and integrate it into a whole bodice, because I like the sqaure neckline, but piecing the yoke, bodice & incorporating the sleeves is a PITA.
3. Serged and sewed shoulder seams and one arm ruffle onto the knit nightshirt for her as a trial serger piece.

What I did to make all this happen in about 1 hr time, was to have the bodice pieces cut out 1st and ready to go, had the nighshirt cut & ready, and the pj pants ready, 3 different stacks laid out on the table and worked my way across. Did not really finish them, but made progress. Now onto to dinner, dirty dishes, baths, bedtimes...

1 comment:

Lisette M said...

I'm glad your son is feeling better and that you were able to sew. I ended up staying up most of the night and giving my oldest a sponge bath (his temp was up at 105).