Saturday, March 24, 2012
Well, it came out just as I wanted *and* I managed to hem all the edges without stretching anything out. Most pleased. All in all this took about two hours - most of that time spent double folding and pinning hems. Then, while puttering away at something else, I found I had no empty bobbins -- nor were there any close enough to being finished that I could pull off the remaining thread and pop it on a needle. From time to time, I'll unwind one, but I really hate doing that..... so I made another shirt.
It is also a copy of a RTW I traced out -- I forgot to get a picture, but no major modifications other than increased length. Its nice -- but this time around the hems kept getting sucked into the machine, so they are wrinkled and puckered and messy. Well -- the back of the sleeves are.... ::grumble grumble:: So this will probably be reduced to layering or bumming around the house.
However, after all this, I *still* have about a yard left -- plus scrappy bits. So! the plan of the moment - figure out what else I can throw together from my lovely raspberry cotton. (All of $6 for 2 yards. A lovely color that has been missing (as a shirt) since a certain cat was startled by a certain doorbell and ripped a slit down the front in her haste to escape. )
Off to experiment!