Plugging Along

I finally took my own advice and just did it.

I’ve spent most of this evening working on a top for my daughter, using the most beautiful Fresh Cut fabric. I had sketched an outfit for her months ago and when I saw the fabric, I knew it was a perfect match.

I sketched the pattern idea that I had after measuring L. Measure, draw, measure again, re-draw. I finally had something I thought would work, drew it onto some Pattern Ease and used it to create a bodice part from some leftover fabric. Tweaked the pattern and then used it to cut my real bodice pieces.

The realities of creating the outfit, however, are a little less fairytale-ish. I ripped out the seams — this one and that one — about six times, maybe more. Trying to figure out the best way to assemble it proved quite challenging for me. Accidentally yanking out the elastic did not help things.

Eventually, I figured it out and got it sewn up quite nicely. More or less. I ran out of the matching thread, so no topstitching until I make a thread run — and since I’m on deadline for the magazine, it likely won’t happen until this weekend.

Oh, well. I can occupy myself with making the coordinating pants until then.

4 Replies to “Plugging Along”

  1. Just found your blog via CMP e-mail group. What fun! Your outfits are so cute! šŸ™‚ And that “Wanting” photo of your daughter is a dream. That definitely needs to be displayed somewhere; just gorgeous.

    So far, my sewing ability consists mainly of straight lines for pillows. šŸ™‚ Other mediums are my thing. I’m not quite sure I would have the patience to sew (all the seam ripping you’ve talked about – and I’ve experienced – sends me into a tizzy), though for some reason I’m more patient with my knitting… and all the stitches I’ve had to take out and re-stitch – go figure!

    Well, nice to meet you. I’m sure I’ll be back from time to time. Stop by my place some time! šŸ™‚

    ~ Nicole (aka Mrs. Pivec)

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