Thursday, August 30, 2012
Don't know if I will use snaps or a zipper. I don't have a pattern for the bags that I make, I just cut them out on a whim. I'll just go with the flow on this one, but I thought I would take a picture of before and after. Now I'm through with the gowns. I might make a tee shirt to go along with my jeans. Next week I am going to get some pant material, and try again for my structured pants. I will also remember to cut out more than one pair of pants, that will save me a lot of time. The process will still be fresh in my mind from the first pair I make, and then I can zip right through the second pair. The thing I really forgot to do, was make a mock pair of pants from the first two pairs of jeans which came out fine. I forgot to do that, and of course suffered the consequences. So I will remember to get either a some muslin, or I just might stop at value village, and get some old sheets, which just might be better.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
I thought that this would make a good shirt; however it would make a nice jacket, as it is pleather mix fabric. Not easy to sew, and wasn't easy for turning the collar in either, I had hope to make a more crisp point. For the time being I am going to wait until I can find the right buttons for this, also I could have tapered the sleeves a little more toward the end. I can tell that this fabric would make me sweat my behind off. I was sweating just trying it on. It is a nice color. Now I am off to cut the next pair of pants out and a blouse. My stash is really being used at this point. I think after watching Peggys tapes I will have a little more confidence. However if it doesn't look perfect I'm not a happy camper, and especially if I see a flaw in the outcome. I want things to look more smoother. Of course only I can detect this, but so could any person that sews. So this was a constructive Saturday morning.