Saturday, September 20, 2014
Simplicity 1314, now in progress
It's the first day of my vacation week, which means I binged on sewing today.
I worked on S1314. I made a muslin a few days ago from black ponte in a 14, but it was too large overall. So today I cut the real deal out of a 12 in turquoise (after all that voting and indecision, I think I'm going to make both versions--one in all turquoise and one in black with the gray topstitching, even though Lynn left a comment that it reminds her of a potholder. That one I'm definitely calling my "potholder dress". :) .
Here's where I'm at. This one is a 12, with an 8 at the shoulder all pieces cut out single layer. Most seams are just basted, and I have a few fitting issues to work out. I really want to wear this to the ASE, so I probably need another 5 to 7 hours tmw to work on it and finish it off. I'm on a little trip Monday and most of Tuesday, but I'll have some time on Tuesday night for last minute finishing touches if I need it.
Here's the back
I wrote out my list of issues to fix--it looks better on Izzy than it does on me; now I need to figure out the order.
I'm thinking I might quilt the lower front panel too.
I wound up quilting the upper front panel with a layer of flannel. The batting was shifty and I don't have time for shifty.
I used my chakoner to mark the lines. I drew that CF line when I was done because I thought the diagonal lines looked askew and didn't cross through CF but it's actually ok.
Here's when only one direction was quilted
And then both directions:
I'm not a quilter so I have no idea how this was officially supposed to be done but it's good enough for my untrained eye.
Ha, I can see the CF chakoner line I drew--it will disappear, eventually....
My sewjo is on fire--so many things I want to make or tell you about or show you that I recently made. I have the next 6 blog posts written in my head, which is totally unusual for me. Normally I post as I sew things.
It's been a while since I've shown you some flowers; here were last week's PFM flowers:
The brown things in the center are millet; they smell like maple syrup--mmmm!