My Definition of Success is Happiness!
My family makes me happy, therefore, I am successful!
Monday, September 28, 2009
This Fabric Should Be Illegal!!
This fabric is so easy to sew with that it should be illegal for an experienced sewist to use!! I love it!! This is fake pink suede backed with fake lamb's wool. To make the vest I sewed it with the wrong sides together so that the insides show. Along the hemline and armholes I just sewed a straight stay stitch. The collar is sewn to the lapel and then to the back neck. I did turn the front edges back just a little so the "lamb's wool" would show better. I did the same along the top of the pockets, and then I just sewed them on flat. The skirt is also sewn together down the sides with the wrong sides together. I turned the hem up and stitched it so that the wooly side would show. I used a satin blanket binding as the casing for the elastic around the waist. I didn't think it needed anymore bulk there. And, finally I cut a straight piece of fabric, cut fringe on both ends, and then stay stitched along the sides and across the top of the fringe. Too easy, right? Every now and then it's nice to make something this easy. Now, on to a few more projects that I just decided to do today.
I am a grandmommma who loves to sew. I also love any creative outlet that I can express myself in, such as painting, drawing, sherenshnitte, and writing. I am the "baby girl" of my mother who is in a nursing home. I wish I could get into her head to understand what is going on in there sometimes. I will reflect upon my observations, therefore, using this as a therapy of sorts for myself.