Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Whatcha working on Wednesday week3
There are no pictures with this post....hopefully tomorrow. I have been working on sewing the clothes for the girls. At the moment, I am a little flustered.... It seems that when people were sewing back then, they didn't need as much instruction as I do right now. The person who decided to write "quick and easy" on the front of the pattern had to have been off their rocker. I will admit, however, that the second skirt was easier... Some of you may know, there is no love lost between me and zipper sewing. I can do it...but I don't like it. There is another part of garment making that I despise...and that is unpicking a seam. On my first go, I unpicked and re-sewed almost every seam. Mostly because of the size discrepancy. GRRRrrr! And let's just talk about the sizing of those patterns. They were all size 12 and 14. I thought I would be altering them to fit their skinny little bodies....well, a size 12 is too small. I had to sew 1/4" seams in order for them to fit. I'm just saying that if Makenzie and Ragan are a size 12 then I'm a monkey's uncle. (MY size would be 52-ish.) In high school, I was given the Outstanding Home Economic Student award. I think if Miss Vance saw my sewing work today, she would rip that silver plated bowl right out of my hands and running screaming down the street.