Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Musings

It's almost the end of the week and I have a couple minutes before chaos begins, so a quick blog post it is! Things I love about this week...I have spent some quality time in the studio. Most of it was due to embroidery orders, but while I stitched out that beautiful massive tiger that took 218 minutes (twice because I wanted to get placement and color right before I put it on the customer's sweatshirt), I worked on a new shirtdress for me out of a nice striped stretch twill. The pattern is an OOP NewLook, but early fitting signs look good. The basic dress shell is put together...all that is left is the collar, facings and finish work.  I was dismayed when putting the sleeves on to find a small flaw in the fabric that I did not see when cutting it out. Of course it was one of those garments where there was just enough to get it cut out with minimal scraps left over, so I was resigned to the fact that I would have to just work with it. Once the sleeves were on though, I discovered they hang much lower that the picture on the envelope, and once I cut them to where I would like them, the flaw should be on the backside of the hem, which is much more acceptable to me! Whoosh! Dodged that bullet! I have another casual knit summer dress cut out too and I may get to it this afternoon/evening if all goes well with the shirtdress. Embroidery orders abound, so while my BMP6 gently hums (or violentlyshakes...I cranked it up to 1000 rpms for the tiger), I will work on my summer wardrobe!
In unrelated news, I have decided that since I have a massive CD collection that I don't utilize to it's full potential, weekly I would put together a new collection to listen to in the SUV. This weeks collection includes, Kenny Loggins, Robert Palmer, Aretha Franklin, Vertical Horizon, Celine Dion, Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton and Styx. One of the students was trying to find a good radio station to work out to, but not having much success. I offered to run out to the car to get my CDs. Apparently she is a huge Styx fan and had met Tommy Shaw. Who knew??? Anyway...time to make the doughnuts...Later Chicas!!!


Jemajo said...

You have been busy!
Good news that you "dodged the bullet" with the fabric flaw - I rely on being on the short side to allow me extra manouvering room within the fabric allowance. It doesn't always work I know the relief you feel being able to hide the fault.
Looking forward to some piccies!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

So great that it works out with the flaw! I always feel very clever when I can hide flaws in seams, etc. You are busy!