We are home from the hospital, and celebrating the rest of the holiday weekend very quietly. Thank you for all your good wishes. DH is doing well right now.
Here's my latest sewing project- dark denim jeans, and a T-shirt. Every spring, I make Tshirts. That's what I live in all summer, and by the end of the season, they usually look worn and need replacing. The cotton knit of this T was free from the grab table at one of my sewing clubs. I see my face is all scrunched up from looking into the sun. Great!
The pattern I use is an old Stretch and Sew pattern, circa 1978. I've restyled it over and over again. I scooped out the neckline on this one and bound it. I made two others, and have fabric for more.
I've searched for cotton knits, and found these at http://www.thefabricfairy.com/ There are 500+ cotton and cotton/lycra knit fabrics on that site. Very quick service. These arrived 3 days after ordering. They are very good quality-not thin and wimpy. These washed beautifully and held their shape. . The company included a nice note with a discount toward the next purchase. I'm very pleased with Fabric Fairy and will order from them again.
Jersey has a pesky habit of curling at the edges. To control that--I cut out the pieces, and with them doubled and laying flat, I spray-starch the edges. With an iron, I press them dry. It's worth the effort. No more curling! Just be cautious and use an up and down motion with the iron so the fabric doesn't get distorted when pressing. It would be a quicker task using a clam-press.
Today, I'm going to cut T-shirts and probably sew at least one of them. I have white denim, washed and ready to cut out jeans. And, I found dark brown bull denim at Jo's for jeans. After doing a bit of really simple sewing, I'm going to be eager to make something more challenging and creative for my exciting trips to hospitals and running errands!
Have a great holiday!
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