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.