Sunday, December 23, 2012

Odds and Bobs

I really am getting terrible about posting this month -- but there hasn't been much to say.   I've been busy and had no attention span, so I've been flitting from project to project doing small things on each, rather than just sitting down and finishing a garment, making it worth talking about.   However, on the off chance your attention span is as short as mine here are some of the bits that I've been up to...

 Project 1:  Copying my jeans, Kenneth King style.  

I watched  his 'Jean-ius' course a while ago and thought it was fanatic - my only quibble was that he doesn't talk about fitting stretch denim.   Someone asked about it in the forum, and he said that everything is identical, except you need to use the same denim as your muslin in order to get it to work out properly.

All in all, I would recommend the course.

I've gotten through marking up my jeans and tracing them, but not as far as adjustments or a muslin.   I know - giant slacker that is me.

Project 2:   Hand-rolling the hems of my wrap dress

I tried using the rolled-hem foot on my machine, but the fabric is so slippery and thin that it kept twisting every which way and getting sucked into the bobbin feed.

I have the wrap ties all set and am getting ready to finish all the other edges (goal: New Year's Eve)

Project 3: Tinkering with the Jedi Bathrobe

After what seems like months (what has been months) I've finally put a closure in the robe and have been bopping around in it.   It's a standard 26" separating zipper, so I am free to control the level of cozy  supplied by the robe.

Shown here complete with bed-head, grogginess and distraction.

So with that, I wish you a happy winter holiday of your choice (retroactively if yours has already passed, as quite a few are earlier) or better yet, I congratulate you on surviving the Mayan Apocalypse.   Go Team!



  1. I love the cartoon! Yay! We survived! :)

    The Jedi coat is amazing! Go you! I know what you mean about little projects and distractions and attention span.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

    1. I keep planning to finish, and then more things start instead. Its almost like I need to be transported to an island, with only my current work. Although, that actually doesn't sound so bad...


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