Monday, December 17, 2012

Finishing what I started.... (Update 12/17/12)

I had other commitments last weekend - and, I wasn't able to spend anytime sewing.  Progress is being made on the list, but it has been slower than I expected.  All updates are in Italics.

I worked and ran errands this Saturday, so this weekends' sewing activity was limited to what I could get done on Sunday afternoon.  I worked for 4 hours on my list.... Don't judge me, I'm slow!  I also re-organized the list in the order that I will work on my "finishing" projects.

* Pink Pants from V8541 - finish the hem on 1 pant leg. (Really, all that's keeping these pants from being done is one pant leg?) Completed 12 / 1 / 12 - I still need to take pictures.... And, I have put them on at least 3 different times to show friends.  LOL!
* Purple Jacket V8541 - finish the sleeves and the hem. Still in progress - I hemmed the sleeves per the pattern directions and they are too long. Ha-ha! Oh, yeah! This is my first jacket / shirt project. On the sleeve hem, I used one of the decorative stitches on my sewing machine (thanks, PR all the chatter about the Brother PE500 giveaway, had me thinking about embroidery).  The sleeves are lined up, basted and pined - ready for the next step.

* Tweed Skirt V8541 - finish the hem on the tweed and the lining.  Laid out on the cutting board with everything needed to complete this project.

* Pink & White Skirt V8541- re-cut missing piece and finish the skirt.  I took the fabric out and it's on the cutting table.  I'll be able to cut the missing piece - one evening this week after work.

* Print Dress from V1250 - make a decision on the hem, and move it from the UFO stack to the closet. This project is laying on the cutting table. I will likely finish this one last - I'm not going to be able to wear it for awhile.
*S1885 Dress - After the fiasco with the collar, I never picked this dress back up. I need to re-visit and see what needs to be done to complete it.  I also placed this project on the cutting table.  I looked at it - I also need to finish the hem.

* Pink Jumpsuit NL6757 - I'm not going to be able to wear it, but I will be giving it to my mom. I meant to get her to try it on when she was here in November, but it completely slipped my mind. I still need to complete the finishing steps on the halter top, insert the zipper, and finish the hem. I won't be able to finish these things until she visits in January.

Needless to say, the cutting table looks like a Christmas workshop with all of the projects laid out on it.....Looking forward to completing more projects and clearing up more mental / dining room space.  Have a great day!

Needles Up,
Always Audrey

1 comment:

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