Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Catch Up

Sorry I haven't blogged for a while, at the moment there are not enough hours in the day to do everything I'd like to. Anyway as far as sewing goes, this is what I have been up to ...

My Autumn Sew Along collection is not going anywhere. I still have the black twist front top waiting to be sewn up and the white crushed knit top is at the same stage. I did cut out a pattern for a pair of Marcy Tilton pants but as these are a new pattern to me and I have not made pants in decades I need to fit these from scratch. I have put these items on hold for the moment though as I have another project I must finish first. I am not in a hurry for these things and whenever I finish them it'll be fine with me.

What am I doing instead of the Autumn Sew Along?

The people who live next door to my parents are off to Sri Lanka in less than two weeks and the family they know there are doing it tough (as a lot of people are). There is a little girl in the family (3 yo) and I thought it would be nice to make a set of clothes for her before they go. I have some lovely lightweight cottons in oranges, greens, pinks etc that should be perfect for their climate and I am aiming to use these to make her some pieces that will mix and match.

The first pattern is New Look 6883, I am hoping to make at least two pair of pants and two tops from this pattern. Then it's on to New Look 6504 possibly in a green gingham if it has enough body, if not it might be a lightweight drill in white or yellow. If there is any time left I hope to whip up a top and shorts from McCall's 9369. Should miracles happen a knit dress from New Look 6478.

I know anything at all will be appreciated as last time they visited they took clothes I made for my niece when she was 3 or 4 (she is now 12 and had long outgrown them) and she loved them, but I am hoping she will really like this wardrobe that is made just for her.

The only things standing in my way of getting done in time are the fact that my overlocker doesn't want to play nice so I am having to find alternatives (that are not as fast) for seam finishes, and I have been battling a virus since last week. Oh well, I'll do what I can and will hopefully have something to show by the end of next week.

Thanks for dropping by,

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