I finished this on Wednesday night (another Vogue 2945, this time sleeveless):
I made this today (New Look 6470):
It was a fast sew and cut (only 3 pieces, no bindings, no interfacing, no darts--I even modified it to have an inch added to the shoulder seam--that was easy).
I hate how I hemmed the sleeves. I'm going to take out the sleeve hems and leave it with a raw edge.
I don't know where I'd ever wear it, now that I made it. It looks too fancy for work.
I need to iron it too. It's a knit but a cheapy polyester-style knit. Must use lowest setting on iron...I washed the fabric and the creases still didn't come out of it...
Pete says he loves the intense look on my face. I was just trying to get a quick pic...
I bought these jeans recently. I hate it when pocket flaps don't stay down.
So I sewed them down tonight.
I also hemmed the jeans. I cut them too short. Oops. But I think I can fix that too. (Use a 1/4 inch seam to add a chunk of denim back to the bottom; fold under at the seam line and hem. That would give me another 3/4 of an inch...)
This is a disaster shirt from last fall--the binding does not stay upright nor on the right side--it always flips over and slouches. I'm going to rip out the white binding and black collar and replace with a white or cream ruffle. And then finish it off. Originally I was going to take Simplicity 2724 and make it as a shirt, in a knit fabric, but there were too many "woven characteristics" to make it work (darts, tucks, intricate ruffle addition). Somehow I remembered this disaster sitting in my closet. I'm going to fix it with the ruffle!
I unclogged my drain by taking apart the pipes and removing the offending material. I really should have taken a before shot, not an after shot (and this is still a work in progress):
I adore this parking lot full of Bradford pear trees. Finally I took a picture of it in full bloom:
Daffodils at the entrance to Society Hill II. Aren't they perky?
Tree in bloom at my house:
My wireless router died too this weekend. I will order a new one that will work with my old laptop and new netbook, I hope. I never got around to installing the firmware on the router. I thought about doing that last night. So glad that I didn't since it decided to stop working last night.
(Pretend there's a picture of my old router here).