Tuesday, April 7, 2009
my machine is taking a break
I found this pattern in my stash and I decided to try out this past weekend. It is Simplicity 5118 and I made view C. I had some vintage strawberry fabric that my mother in law gave me (she has so many treasures that she give to me). I paired it with this white with black polka dot fabric. I didn't want to add the flounce on the bottom (and left out the ties on the back as well) so I just added another band of the white and black fabric. I love it because it had a nice peasant style fit plus it took so little fabric. So, I decided to cut out two more so she could have a few for the summer to wear with capris. I used a vintage sheet, some sear sucker from a friend, and a few other scraps to make two more shirts. When I was at the very end of enclosing the neck casing on both of them, my machine kind of decided it was on vacation. I get it...I have used it way too much and I am not always that nice to it. It just involves a loose screw and a spring that I am pretty sure my husband can figure out, but it amazing how weird I feel knowing it can't be used. I will post the other two tomorrow when I finish the neck casing. I am counting on sun tomorrow too.
*I took so long writing this - I got the kids in bed in the mean time - that my wonderful husband has already fixed my sewing machine. Hurray!