Friday, March 6, 2009

Not Loving It Yet

It's nice to be the boss of yourself. I declared a PSA (Personal Sewing Afternoon) and hid myself away in the sewing room. It felt so decadent, but also so good!

It's done, except for the lower hem and trimming the ties. Except it isn't done. It's too big. I forgot to take my own advice from the previous makes and take in the center front. So now I'm contemplating ripping out the front seam and sewing it again. Well, at least ripping the coverstitching. I'll probably just serge off the original serged edges. But before I do that, I'm making a Big Red Note on the pattern.

The neckline is trimmed with an organza-like pleated ruffle elastic trim, gifted to me by my dear Aussie friend Belinda (waving madly!). It appears almost metallic in the first photo, but it's not at all. It just doesn't like to be photographed as it really looks. This blurry shot was the best I could do.

I want to continue sewing this weekend, but I have no idea WHAT I want to sew. Huge mental block. I think I'll curl up with my pattern notebooks tonight while vegging in front of the tube. Hopefully, inspiration will strike. It had better, considering all the fabric I've been buying lately. Ahem.


  1. ...You'll find the right combination of fit and always do!

    (pssst....don't forget about the "sisterhood award" you have to pick up on my blog!)

    Pam ~Off the Cuff~

  2. I always seem to buy more fabric when I'm not sewing than when I am. I am sure that you will make this always do!!!!

  3. Hmmm you could always send it on to me if it hits the donate pile- I think it is looking really good. But I think all the things you sew are like that. I am happy you got a little sewing time squeezed into your schedule. mssewcrazy

  4. Don't give up--work it, work it!

  5. I hope you find a solution, but I really like that print. It's so pretty.


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