So I've been sewing like a little worker bee lately. What have I accomplished? Sadly, not much. I spent last evening working on my muslin for the jeans class I'm taking on PatternReview. I had a blast in the chat room and I've been having fun working out the detail of the jeans pattern. Suffice it to say, I didn't pay attention to the lessons and I totally screwed up the muslin, but it's a muslin and an easy fix, so I'm onto the next one.
I'm also making this dress
with this fabric
for a client and I had a bit of trouble with the crepe factor of the georgette. However, I solved it by spray starching the heck out of the fabric and then cutting and marking. I should be done with this one by Monday if I'm lucky.
I actually finished my HotPatterns Weekender Sunshine top a few weeks ago. I cut it out like a year ago and put it away, I kept meaning to go back to it and I finally did. Here's the result:
Ignore the fold at the bust, the fabric was stuck to my bra! This is my second attempt at this top, the first one I made years ago and didn't do the FBA, it didn't look right on my and I ended up giving it to Jennifer, she loves it. This one I actually did the FBA and I'm pleased with the results.
I also started a new little skirt which I should have finished that afternoon but I got all flumoxed by the fly (you know I know how to do that) and I had to stop. I was having one of those "my brain is chewing on itself" moments and I couldn't think. I put it away to work on the dress and the jeans but maybe I'll finish it on Tuesday (that is, if I get the dress done this weekend).
Oh and Mick and I had our 10th anniversary this month and he is so sweet, he gave me a Singer Featherweight. I think he's wanted to get this for me for quite some time. I love it, it sews like a dream, I'll post a picture later. I'll post a photo of all of my vintage machines (yup, I have a couple)