- 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 18, 2008
Oops (And when did Christmas sneak up so soon?)
I am still working on this one's dress; look at the booboo... Somehow, when attaching bodice and skirt together, the taffeta folded into the seam and was stitched down. I did not discover this until the seam was trimmed... After undoing the area and unfolding it, I discovered the small slits cut into the bodice. Luckily they will be covered by velvet ribbon and lined on the inside. So, here comes fusible interfacing patches! They are now patched and are being hidden by the ribbon that is hand tacked down. I really need to get some small scissors for trimming seam allowances. I am too dangerous with shears for small work.
I have parts of the oldest's dress cut out, she will be out of school for holidays after tomorrow, so I should have her around to entertain the little one and for her fittings. I should be able to pull this off, but not much else, esp. since we have to go shopping for her today. She is the last of the gifts for the kids.