How My Week Looked: October 5th

I want to try and share more of my sewing life on the blog. Too often I don’t blog things I make because I haven’t got photos all done nicely. Or I do photos and it’s been so long since I actually made the item, I forget all the making details. So, I thought I might just share some photos each week, some of items, some of sewing. A bit of a glimpse into sewing and my life, I suppose 🙂

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I got the waistband onto my Thurlow shorts and got to tent them out properly . . .

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. . . before getting into ‘scary-buttonhole’ territory – which really isn’t that scary . . .

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. . . and I had a pair of finished, wearable shorts (blogged here) which I could wear in the big scary public.

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And I celebrated by taking my son to a usually busy playground. Which was empty. During school holidays. It was strange. (He enjoyed climbing though)

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I played with lengthening and (unsuccessfully) curving the Scout Tee pattern and making it from a rather ‘meh’ feeling Spotlight knit. It works, but I’m not thrilled. I’ll see how I feel after a couple of wears and washes.

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I did learn an important lesson about checking the tension dial after a toddler’s been near your sewing machine, though . . . (unpick, unpick)

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I prewashed some fabric and took advantage of gorgeous weather to hang it

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There was an ongoing discussion about who needed the tape measure more. Apparently it makes a wonderful dance prop

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I organised my patterns finally and cleared all the fabric off the couch in the living room

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And finished up with a little toddler shorts sewing. Fabric chosen by a 2 year old.

So that was my week. Completely normal, but with a real highlight in finishing the shorts and a feeling of ‘phew’ with organising the patterns.

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