Sunday, January 2, 2011
New Year's Sewing
In spite of waking up with a headache yesterday (No alcohol contributed to that headache...no party animals here!), I did manage to get some sewing done. Tom headed down to his mancave to work on his Jeep a bit, so I took that opportunity to get my sew on. While watching Casablanca I whipped up a little jogging suit for Colt. It needs a little finishing as I need to switch the Evolve to coverstitch, but that won't take long. I try to maximize my coverstitching by batching projects so that I am not constantly changing back and forth. Good argument for a seperate Coverstitch machine or at least another serger, but truly I don't have space for it, so I'll make do. (Guilty admission...I do watch Craigslist for a good buy on another serger or coverstitch machine). Tom got called to do an emergency oil fill at a firehouse yesterday afternoon, so that left me with more uninterupted sewing time, so I cranked out another Simplicity cardiwrap out of some red slubby rayon knit I got from Fabric.com's last delivery. It turned out so nice. I did a rolled hem with some wooly serger thread for all the finishes. I made the sleeves longer, as the first one I made had 3/4 sleeves, which is okay, but I wanted them to my wrists. I must have overshot my mark or the rayon was stretchier, as the sleeves were a little too long, but I shirred the sleeves at the wrist, similar to the gathering at the posterior neckline. It is a nice design element now! I may try to knock out a long sleeved Tee out of the houndstooth knit that also came with the last Fabric.com order and wear the ensemble to work this afternoon. Playtime is over for this kitten and it's back to the grind. I have enjoyed my time off, but it will be good to see my work peeps again. I think I can do this retirement thing though. Happy Sunday!