The whole attaching a lined cap sleeve and a ponte undersleeve to a lined bodice is tricky. Tres tricky my friends. I had to put it down and think about it. I think I've figured it out.
I also had to figure out the "corners" where the facing, hem and lining all come together. I think I've figured that out too. I've also figured out that I'm going to have to take this thing to someone for a professional pressing. My Black & Decker is no match for several layers of boucle...I just am not getting crisp seams and that's not allowed! :)
I'm rocking and rolling...except I realized that my snaps are not in the right position. Any of them. I used the markings on the pattern. Why? WHY?????!!!! So now I have to redo them and I swear it took me over an hour to sew those dang things on.
Sorry...you have to get one more "in progress" shot! LOL! I hope to finish by the weekend...
|If you look closely, you can see it pulling at the waist snap. No bueno.|
After futzing around and not feeling like redoing the snaps last night, I decide I need (NEED!) to sew something. Life is messing with me lately and I am going into whiny "woe is me" mode. Sewing and spending time with my kids really help to pull me out. And oh how I wish I could pop over to Mama and Papa's house :-(
I made baby K some pj pants!!
|Why yes. That IS a JoAnn's ad and a Wawak catalog in the background!|
I used Simplicity 2826 which is now OOP.
|Looks pretty old school... but it works!|
The largest size in my envelope was a 3 so you know me...easy way out! I cut a 3 and just did a super hem. I intended to make hot pink ties but was on a roll and forgot. She'll get more...these went together TOO easily. One piece. ONE PATTERN PIECE!!!! Inseams. Crotch seam. Waist. Hem. Done. Took maybe 45 minutes.
My hat is awesome! It's all thick and fluffy and too warm for the current weather but so what. It is awesome!!
Oh but don't be like me. DO use smaller needles for your ribbing...
I used Lion Brand Heartland that is a really great acrylic. It knits up very well. it isn't splitty and is barely squeaky. I like it! I think it'll be my choice for next years hats and mittens,
Lastly, I love this cat. :)
|She's a guard-attack-ninja kitty!|