Here are some of the things I learned:
- Now I know why my grandma had a 6 foot long table for laying out patterns. It took us longer to lay out the pattern and cut it than it did to sew it.
- My Fiskar scissors work well for cutting fabric at JA. They do not work well for cutting out patterns. I think I’m adding a pair of dressmaking shears to my emergency Christmas list. Is that what I should have for cutting clothing?
- Sewing interfacing into this dress is a lot like sewing on a binding, except it doesn’t show on front.
- There is a lot of wasted fabric from making clothes. Now I totally understand the concept of how our ancestors were scrap quilters.
- Making clothes is fun!
My DIL took a couple of action photos while I was sewing her jumper . . .
Here she is modeling the jumper. Today I may get to the dress that goes underneath the jumper. If I don't she has a blouse she can wear under it.
And one last photo of the snow taken from our bedroom window. This is the snow pile made by the plow driver cleaning out our parking lot. The way the complex is built all of the snow gets pushed to the side of our condo and then they keep adding to the pile. Right now the pile is into the parking lot and is at least 7 feet high!
Now, I'm off to the sewing room to see how many napkins, placemats and tote bags I can get done today.