Saturday, April 11, 2009

One Fine Day

Ahhhh--this was a great sewing day for me. Yahoo! I spent a good portion of today in my sewing room. I had to take time out for laundry and fixing lunch, and making a dish to take for Easter dinner tomorrow, but I did get some uninterrupted stitching time. It felt soooooo good!

There was some definite progress made on the green jacket. The outside is put together. It has sleeves, shoulder pads and sleeve heads. I cut the lining and began sewing it. Now, I could probably win the "slowest sewer award", so for me, this is a real achievement!

I also had to take time to make shoulder pads. I never buy them anymore. I make mine from polyester fleece. I wrap them around a sleeve roll and shoot them with steam to shape them. Let them dry.

I'm deviating from the pattern, which I most always do. It doesn't call for shoulder pads, but I think I get a much nicer line with them. Sleeve heads are something I always insert when making a tailored jacket. There's a few other things that are different from the pattern. I'll list them all once the jacket is finished and I have a photo to post.

Tomorrow I'll be gone most of the day. Church in the morning and dinner in the afternoon. No sewing. But--next week, I think I have a couple of free days. I want to get this jacket finished for my Creative Clothing Club meeting at the end of this month. I always try to have something for "show and tell".

When this jacket is finished, I think I'll start on pants. I badly need to work up a pattern for pants and jeans. I was sorry I didn't join the jeans sew-along at PR. It wasn't at a good time for me, but I have read the posts, which are very interesting and informative.

Eat lots of chocolate bunnies and Peeps! Have a blessed holiday, however you celebrate it.

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Ann Made Studio said...

Sounds like you had a great day sewing.
I too got some time in my sewing room today :)
Happy Easter!

Faye Lewis said...

Glad you had a productive sewing day. I did too. I think I'm in competition with you on being the slowest sewer, as I'm still working on my jacket too.

Kat said...

I completely understand about pants! I need to make a couple of pairs since it has been a while. Nice to hear your day was so productive! We all need days like that.

Julia said...

I can't wait to see the completed jacket and learn about the shoulder pads and sleeve heads, etc..... Have a wonderful Easter. We're off to church and my SIL's for lunch then to Mother's for dinner. Our grand daughters, the 3 sisters, have been sick all week. One still is so they aren't going to church today, but the Easter Bunny came and they are going to hunt eggs this afternoon. We haven't talked to the others yet. Too early in Arizona and Little Man is really too young to talk on the phone yet.

Lauren said...

I can't wait to see the jacket either, it sounds like it will be really nice. Happy Easter!

Rachel said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog. I love the purple background on yours. I didn't join the jeans sew along either. I was busy working on my Easter dress. BTW, Happy Easter!!!

Jean said...

Can't wait to see that jacket! Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Faye Lewis said...

Thank you for your comment about the jacket. I am very much satisfied with it. Thanks for all of your encouragement too.

Nancy K said...

I'm jealous! We had a great time with our ds and dil, but I really wanted to be sewing! I did a lot of sewing thinking during the drives though. You have a creative sewing club? Do people sew garments only or is it broader than that? I'd love to have something like that here. Ah well.

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