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Wednesday, June 27, 2012


This was the first item I sewed on my new machine, using fabric I bought when I was 15 and had never touched! I used a thick satin for the lining that I had left over from a Halloween costume quick fix. I think it came out pretty good as I wouldn't have picked black but it actually contrasts great with the red. This was pretty straight forward under the guidance of my mother in law. I've been looking at sewing manuals since I can't find a class in NYC that fits in with my work hours, but I'm unsure which will be the best investment since I know a little more than a complete beginner but still need the basics like sewing in elastic. 

The gingham dress is coming along, I measured and cut the bodice pieces, as it turns out there were multiple parts to the bodice which I hadn't noticed, which presumably enables the bodice to lay right and not flat across the bust but I will see when I start fitting which is the next step. The apartment decorating has also moved forward, Husband surprised me with what he calls "Easter eggs" all over the apartment he had made the improvements I needed like hanging my mirror and coat hooks in the bedroom and fixing the curtain rail in the living room so the curtains I had re-hemmed were the right length. I'm so lucky to have such a great Hubby!

1 comment:

  1. I didn't realize you had that fabric since you were 15! Glad you finally got to use it. The bag looks great!