Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sewing Along

I signed up for the Cake Patterns Pavlova Sewalong. Of course life leading up to the start was manageable. Once it started, all hell broke loose. I will not go into the sucky details because this is my happy place.

Pavlova 30 Minutes A Day SewalongThe sewalong was so well run! Lots of great info and encouragement along the way. Stephanie was great at answering questions. I do like the idea of dedicating time every day to finish a project and accountability.  What I have realized is that 30 minutes a day, for my slow self is an hour+. What killed me was laying out my rayon jersey. It had a curly life of its own. I also lost more time than I care to admit on a very simple sleeve binding. It was so simple that I over thought it by miles.  

Well ladies and gents, tomorrow is the last day of the sewalong and I have a new top -- almost. When I stitched the sleeves, I forgot to check to see if things lined up correctly. Accidentally perfect on one and really wrong on the other. I've ripped out the stitches, but I think I'm just sleepy enough to make another foolish mistake, so I'll save it until later. I need to hem it and it will be good to go.  My darts points were a bit bubbly. Hope I can fix that with a ham and some steam. Pics later! 

The skirt is great, in my head. In reality, I have a traced, but unaltered pattern. I was hoping to make this for Easter, but time's a wasting ... I wanted it underlined and lined. I just really don't want to wear a slip and I'm dying to try some of the techniques from Craftsy's The Couture Dress.

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