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 🙂
I got the waistband onto my Thurlow shorts and got to tent them out properly . . .
. . . before getting into ‘scary-buttonhole’ territory – which really isn’t that scary . . .
. . . and I had a pair of finished, wearable shorts (blogged here) which I could wear in the big scary public.
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)
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.
I did learn an important lesson about checking the tension dial after a toddler’s been near your sewing machine, though . . . (unpick, unpick)
I prewashed some fabric and took advantage of gorgeous weather to hang it
There was an ongoing discussion about who needed the tape measure more. Apparently it makes a wonderful dance prop
I organised my patterns finally and cleared all the fabric off the couch in the living room
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.