Remember my lovely hibiscus, photographed a few weeks ago?
This is what it looked like this morning, after being eaten by a deer:
Deer don't like the smell of soap, so I have some on stakes (mom discovered that trick) but the stake was down on the job:
More deer damage (to my two other hibiscus plants, impatients and carnations) can be seen in my Random 2009 album.
I finally finished the black shirt tonight. I think it lost some of its charm by cutting it shorter, but there's slightly less pooling.
I wound up using single fold bias tape for the hem and sleeves. With the hem, I was on the home stretch--and then realized I sewed the bias tape to the wrong side!! That is why I have a "new sewing after work" rule, because of dumb mistakes like that. I had taken a 2 hour nap, though, so I thought it would be ok...
I wore my new Simplicity shirt today but I hate how the ruffle keeps flopping down--some serious tacking will occur this weekend.
I ferreted out some white "rope" at Joann's (on my third attempt) for my bathrobe ties. I moved the carriers to the right position, but now I think they are huge since I'm using such small rope. I'll probably reduce the carrier size this weekend.
I tried to make my own braided knit ties but it looks kinda horrible so I think I'll stick with the purchased rope. But how do folks braid ties so neatly? Also, do you actually sew 3 tubes, turn them inside out, and then braid, in order to eliminate ugly raw edges?