So this week was full of hand stitching. Monday night… hand stitching. Tuesday night… hand stitching. Wednesday night… hand stitching. Do I need to tell you what Thursday night entailed?
When I first learned that in order to “properly” complete my project, I would have to interface and interline (first by hand using pad stitching and then by machine), the thought daunted me. “There’s no way in hell I’m going to finish this before Christmas,” I thought.
To my surprise though, I’m finishing faster than I thought and am happy to tell you that the interfacing and interlining portions of construction are finished (well almost). It was also surprising how much I didn’t hate this phase of the project. As I watched “Let’s Make Love” and “Stuart Little” last weekend (odd combination of movies, I know), I stitched over and over and over again and it was actually rather cathartic. I joined Sarai of Collete Patterns to make and accomplish one sewing goal a month and this was my first – to “do it right” and to not take the shortcut at any point during a project. Sarai, I’m happy to report I’m on track for this month.
Next up is to machine sew the interlining and then construct the final garment. Machine sewing the interlining requires a couple of hours of solid sewing – it’s not something that can be sewn here and there – so I’m saving that until Sunday (I’ll also be hemming two pairs of my dad’s pants – thanks dad!). Until then, I’ll finish my first high waisted panty (I hate that word) using Ohhh Lulu’s pattern. Just as Gertie said yesterday on her blog, sewing lingerie is the perfect in between project.
When I finish those 3 projects (can you believe I completed 3 projects at once), I’m hoping that my dearest friends Valerie, Brandy, and I will have another grand photo shoot over Labor Day weekend, one that is even better than our last photoshoot! I’m thinking confetti, cupcakes, vintage suitcases, a lot of other super cool props.
As I always ask, what are you up to this weekend?