How's it all going? Just a follow up from my old post about the death of Google Reader and the confusion about finding a replacement, has everyone made the switch to Feedly?? That's what the whole internet is doing, apparently!!
I made a Feedly account, but haven't used it much. Even though I have dissed Bloglovin' in the past I've found that I'm still relying on Bloglovin' to follow all my blogs.
Now on to sewing!! Three weeks ago (seems like forever-ago) I set up my sewing room and started a new project - B6582. I got as far as putting the shell together and cutting the lining out one Saturday afternoon after kettlebells - last time I will attempt to sew after strenuous exercise!! My hands were shaking so much that my cutting ended up being jagged and so off! Since then, Saturdays are my kettlebells, brunch & nap days. I haven't even been going out that much on Saturday nights cos I'm so wrecked from my work out. So. Un. Fit.
Today was a public holiday so I made the effort to do some sewing. I'm kind of embarrassed that every Monday when I come to work and my friends ask if I did any sewing, my reply has been "um, no.." and that new friends I have made in the last few months don't even know that I sew cos I haven't been doing much of it!
This is what I managed to do today in 6 hours... (a lot of the 6 hours I was texting and tweeting, lol).
I sewed the darts on the lining, put the bodice lining together and sewed the lining and the shell together using the 'bagging' technique (tutorial here).
The pattern actually has facings not lining, but of course I had to be a smart ass and go with lining and put myself through the torture of sewing a bunch of darts on stupid fraying polyester!!!! Grr!!!!
I spent the afternoon swearing my head off because there was shit fraying everywhere and thread flying all over the place. My sewing machine was making strange noises (turned out it needed a new needle).
The lining I bought was sunsilky polyester (the best kind of polyester lining - it's treated so it's breathable) but for some reason my sunsilky felt stiff, cheap and nasty. Who. Knows.
Here is the end product.
|Cute gathered shoulders.|
|Butterick 6582 bodice.|
I'm so keen to do a finished project post and have a new dress to wear!!!!! Hopefully finish it this month.
To be continued...
PS. Hope the Aussies had a good Queens Birthday :)