In my last post I mentioned that I was back in the groove with sewing. There were a few things that had taken me out of the groove… errrr, or that caused me to never actually be IN the groove… namely, my inability to use my machines.
I’m embarrassed to admit that both machines had very simple fixes. So simple. Like threading the bobbin properly for my sewing machine and putting my presser foot DOWN on my serger. Yes, my head has been full lately. Yes, that is not actually an excuse.
However, I tackled the problems-that-shouldn’t-have-been-problems-in-the-first-place and whipped up a simple little dress this weekend. I’d cut it ages ago, serged it Sunday, hemmed it and added the collar on Monday, and wore it to work on Tuesday. It was my first dress, but I’m pretty happy with it. I actually got some nice comments today (and I wasn’t wearing a sign that said, “I made this. Please indulge my decision to wear something homemade by commenting favorably on it.).
Here’s a picture so you can see some details. The pattern is a Frankenstein of multiple patterns found in the Sew U Home Stretch: The Built by Wendy Guide for Sewing Knit Fabrics. I highly recommend it. It makes sense out of sewing, which is something I have always longed for but never found. Thanks, Wendy.
It’s a bit clingy and could use some more fabric in the hips and bum, but that’s something to tackle next time.
Note: Not actually striking a pose. My dog is at my feet, begging for a treat. It’s him I’m giving attitude.