Thursday, October 18, 2007

Must Stay On Schedule

Last week, I committed to having Ari's (my granddaughter) outfit done by the end of this weekend. I think I still have a shot at completing it.

The skirt, which consists of 32 squares, has been put together and blocked. I need to make and insert the lining and the zipper; finish the hem and make the elastic wastband. The lining/top is the lavender fabric beneath the skirt.

The vest, which consists of 21 squares, has been put together and is being blocked tonight. Now I only need to finish the edges (using a sc stitch all the way around). There's no lining under the vest.

The top, is still in flat form (somehow that sounds better than saying I haven't even started it yet). However, it's a very simple little top and I don't anticipate in taking more than a couple of hours to make from start to finish. (S5222 a discontinued pattern)

Also in the line-up for this weekend is S3804 . The skirt is just about done, I only need to hem it. The top has been cut out and I expect it to come together very quickly and easily. Now that I have looked at the skirt more closely, I see that I made a huge mistake when cutting it out. I did not have all the pattern pieces going in the same direction, so you can see the difference colors in the panels. This is not good. I think I have just wasted time and money ($19.99 per yard to be exact). I hate it when I make stupid mistakes like not considering the nap of the fabric. Stupid Stupid Stupid!!!

And finally....I might even be able to squeeze in the M5194 skirt. It too is already cut out; and it only have four seams and a wastband plus a machine-stitched hem.

If I don't have any major interruptions .... oh yeah, that reminds me, I lost a whole evening of personal sewing this week because I had to do alterations on a friend's wedding gown. I was more than happy to do the alterations for her but at the same time, in the back of my mind I was thinking about how much of my own stuff I could be getting done. But I do try to not be so selfish with my time and abilities. If you have read some of my earlier posts, you know I am working on living out my Christain values/virtues. Believe me when I say I'm a work in progress.

And finally, since today is Thursday, I want to mention a few things that I am thankful for that perhaps I sometimes take for granted or just don't think about at all.

Thankful Thursday
  • I am thankful that my mom (who is recovering from open heart surgery) is doing well and is getting better and better each day. [And not just because that will free up more sewing time for me because I won't have to go to parents house everyday after work to cook and clean. Okay, maybe I am a little glad for myself too.LOL]
  • I am thankful for technology. You ever think about how much more time it would take to sew if we didn't have so much technology to help us? Not to mention the fact that most of us (in Blogdom) would never have met.
  • I am thankful that my husband bought himself another motorcycle (he now owns two). Not because I am a fan of motorcycle, as a matter of fact I don't like them at all, but because now I won't feel bad at all about getting my dream machine. That would be the Bernina 730 with stitch regulator.

So much to be thankful for. Have a good night.


Adrienne said...

OH NO! I think everyone has done that! I know I have!!

Sheila said...

Looking forward to your granddaughter’s FO. Very interested in knowing how you put in your lining for the skirt, I did it once and it was pain. Oh no!! about the panel mistake…. Do you have enough leftover to cut another panel…? Glad to hear your Mom is doing better. Speaking of motorcycles, I used to be a passenger, my 1st husband belonged to a motorcycle club and owned a touring motorcycle, we would go to Lake George often. It was great back then, but shutter to think of riding on one

Anonymous said...

Tracey...I like the skirt with the panel going in the opposite's a keeper!

oh and by the way, you've been TAGGED:

tcusic said...

Adrienne - thanks for confessing you've made the same mistake before - I feel better now. LOL

Sheila - I thought I would finish my granddaughter's skirt and vest set this weekend, but it just didn't happen. I should be done with it by tomorrow, and I will show clear pictures of the lining process. I look forward to your expert critique. About my skirt - no, I don't have enough fabric to recut the panels. I was thinking about trying to turn them upside side and reshaping them. We'll see. Okay, so you are a sewing, knitter, crocheter and former biker-chick. You are soooo multi- dimensional LOL.