Friday, August 11, 2006

Sewing today

I actually finished a blouse I've been working on...forever. Can't take pictures because the puppy chewed up the wire that connects the camera to the computer. (I have to work on replacing that.) But it's basically just a sleeveless v-neck tunic with an empire waist. I made it in a pretty blue and white fabric. The funny thing is that it was supposed to button up the back. Instead, I sewed a regular seam down the back. The extra I would have folded over for the button and buttonhole facings made it wide enough to just pull on over my head. Besides, who wants to deal with buttoning up a shirt from the back? I finished the edges with bias binding I made myself. You can go online and look up 'continuous bias binding' and get instructions. It's fun to do and it's nice that it matches the outfit exactly. I'm just happy I actually finished something. I also did finish--FINALLY--that baby dress! Now I just have to put it in the mail.

1 comment:

Honey said...

Hi! Thanks for the tip for me (on orgjunkie's site) to donate things. I'm going to call one of those places that regularly requests donations so we can get rid of a bunch at once. I regularly purge, but my problem now is that I got ahead of myself with books that we won't need for a couple years-the books that are for children who can read. Maybe I should lend them to someone with older children and get them back (hopefully) when mine are reading. I do read these books to them, but I have toddlers and they prefer the picture books.