Sunday, March 24, 2013
McCall's 4664 skull cap: done
So I am still working on the muslins for the Sewaholic Renfrew top and Thurlow trousers. Jennifer Stern is helping me with the top via her "fit the tee to a t" class on PR, and Angela Wolf is helping me with the trousers via "Altering Pants" on PR. I think I paid $27 each for these classes, and have definitely received more than $27 worth of help on each! I will start muslin #3 of the Renfrew (determined not to have armpit wrinkles!) and here's muslin #5 of the Thurlows:
I had grand plans to start the third renfrew muslin this afternoon, but made this skull cap and took a gigantic nap instead:
Yes, the first day of spring was on Wednesday, but I still need another winter cap. I've made this before in brown, and then pink . This time I wanted something more subdued....
It's supposed to be hemmed 2" but I like it to completely cover my ears, so I only hem with 1".
Also it was the first time I have ever, ahem, used the "stretch stitch", though I guess I should have been using this stitch all along on every knit garment.... There, confession is complete!
It looks like an italicized zig zag:
Here's a quick sample:
and because of it's italicized zig-zagginess, it allows the stitch to stretch with the fabric instead of breaking the thread.
So even on something really simple, I learned something new.
Oh,and I had to laugh, I had plans to make this cap before Christmas, and bought the fleece during one of Joann's big sales. I had guessed I'd just need a third of a yard.
Joke was on me:
That's the center strip. OOPS. Totally forgot about that.
I folded the pattern piece in half and then cut two center pieces and sewed together.
I braided my hair for this shot:
I didn't feel like cooking tonight, so I baked instead:
My specialty, Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookies with walnuts, from scratch
It's supposed to snow tmw, but here are some lovely daffodils from the supermarche:
I love spring! It's my favorite season!