Monday, December 1, 2008

And All I Have to Show for it is an Injured Finger

I spent the whole weekend in either the kitchen or the craft lounge, but somehow, I have absolutely nothing to show for it except a cut on one finger from a careless moment with a sharp knife and a burn on my thumb from a careless moment with an iron.

Somehow the idea of taking a picture of any of my pies (now eaten) did not occur to me. And my pants-in-progress are hanging in the craft lounge, also unphotographed. Oh well.

This was not my best weekend in the craft lounge. The pants are coming along. I cut and marked all of the lining pieces for the pants and the jacket. For the pants, I took the advice of this book
and finished all the seam allowances before assembling the pieces, rather than as I go. It was tedious. Then I moved on to making all the darts, also on the advice of this book. I'm really not sure whether this is going to work out. Once I had sewn the front and back pieces of the pants together and tried it on, I decided it might need some further adjustments. I may end up taking it in at the seams, in which case I will probably trim and re-do the allowances. And I may change some of the darts.

Anyway, it was a frustrating weekend in the craft lounge. But to get back into the swing of things for the holidays, I am taking this Friday off to shop for my new sewing machine and will finish my pants over the weekend.

2 comments:

2BSewing: said...

When frustrated...go shopping. That's my motto. lol! I'll be with you in spirit as you test drive the SMs. That is going to be sooooo much fun!

Don't get frustrated with the sewing. I think you're doing great with your pants. I'm cheering you on. : )

MS said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHH! A new sewing machine!!!!!!!!! How fun! Congrats!