Last Thursday I had a minor surgery, so I was trying to take it easy over the weekend. I was a bit tired out from the surgery and was not supposed to lift anything heavy. I did get a chance to finally get some sewing off my table, though. Standing at my cutting table and sitting at my machines was totally doable. 🙂
This weekend I also have a sewing retreat, and I hope to get several things sewed up during that time. I have a few things cut out to work on, so hopefully I can at least get those done!
This is a muslin that I made for the Alexander McQueen knock-off vest, and I didn’t complete it. It was forlornly sitting there with no lining for several months. It was time to get that UFO done and off the list.
Side note: I tend to not have a lot of unfinished objects in my sewing room. I try to get things completed, and if they are not working at all then they get recycled into something else.
I cut out the facing in denim and the lining is in a white satin.
When I cut out the inside collar, I used the pattern piece that I had made for the AQ vest. I didn’t realize that I had enlarged it for the final vest, so I had some extra fabric. I made a few small pleats, which gave it a nice design element.
This skirt is my basic maxi skirt, with a small twist. I cut up the middle of the back and added a godet to give it some extra walking room. It was a bit tricky getting it to lay right at the top of the “V”, so I had to turn it under, iron and top stitch it.
The stripes are even mostly matching!
The white t-shirt is just a simple one I traced off a RTW shirt I purchased. Very comfy.
Well, hopefully next week I will have more sewing to show once I am done with the retreat.
Oh, and this is the LAST WEEK of softball and baseball. Thank goodness! Finally we will have some free nights during the week for about a month before Football starts up and then Volleyball. At least the kids are active. 🙂