I have managed to clear out some of the projects that have been piled high, though in the process they seemed to multiply like rabbits. ('Cause in the middle I was given some more alteration projects.)
So that shirt up there is finally finished although not exactly satisfactorily. There are some things I should have done differently. It at least fits better if you don't look too closely at my sewing job, and the fit wrinkles. Ugh.
On a happier note, my sister's skirt is finished. I put a hand-picked zipper in because it was going to be easier for me than trying to sew it in by machine.
One of the relatively quick alteration projects I did recently was add a second collar band to a sweatshirt for my grandma. She didn't like how wide the neckline was, so I added another piece just like another sweatshirt she had.
These wool knit items I got back when we visited my grandma in September. I shortened the skirt by taking it up at the waistline. I didn't want it so tight, and I also wanted it closer to knee length than ankle length. The shirt I shortened the sleeves. Previously, they came down to my elbows. Not a very flattering place to be sure.
The only* project I have left to finish is the dress I mentioned here. I have just a little left to go. I need to hem the dress, insert a zipper, finish the sleeve bands, and do the finishing touches to the neckline facing, such as press and understitch it.
*[By only project left, I mean one in active progress or sitting out on my desk. I have some projects that have been stored for awhile, and lots of fabric waiting to become the creations I have in mind.]
I won't be starting any new major projects for a while. I have some things that need to get done in my personal life outside of sewing. They can't really get done if I am burried in sewing the way I have been the past few weeks. But if I need some relaxation, I have some pieceing that I can pull out and do. I hope that I won't drop off in blogging, but it may happen.
Do you have anything you feel great about having accomplished lately?
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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