one more lounge top finished, with neck & arms already lowered – yeah!
This week’s been another hot & humid one, with my “get up & go” having done so long ago.
Sunday Seven for this week is looking a bit thin, but hey, it’s August, and can do with a wee vacation. 😎
It’s been a week of chaffing at the bit, so to speak. More specifically, necks & arms not cut as comfortably as I’d have liked. So I’ve gritted me teeth, and fixed ’em.
My denim dress badly needed an arm alteration after I’d jacked up the shoulders at the beginning of the season in an attempt to raise the low neckline. (It didn’t work.)
When last heard from, a rayon blouse I’d made last summer had a questionable binding. Given the fabric’s a rayon and the binding’s cotton, it just wasn’t a match made in heaven. Felt more like the opposite, so it got ditched. I tackled those armholes as well. All should be hand-stitched whilst watching Inspector Lewis: The Final Season in a bit.
Of course, will have my new needle kit close to hand (thank you, Ali!), and am surprised how much just having it somewhere around the sewing table helps mentally with the thought of having to hand sew something. Formerly, that stuff was in a box in another room, which as we all know greatly inhibits thoughts of doing any.
(What? Get up offa my chair, walk into the other room, dig out the box, and find the needles? 😱 You gotta be kidding!)
Now, here are some piccies. Please click one so you don’t miss all the lengthy explanations that are either cut off or hidden.
May everyone have a comfortable week full of everything you 💕 to do! 😘
(top) serged off the neckline and (bottom) each arm… then took a bit more off the sleeve fronts
did a huge shop friday at trader joe’s so again have crumpets, but am wondering why i only got 1 pack.
love the front & neck of this denim (?) jacket on telly’s “Rosemary & Thyme,” particularly those rows of stitching around the neck & down each front
have needles to hand now (thanks to ali/thimberlina!)
do you have these tamper-proof plastic skins over bottle caps? (all the greyed section encircling the cap) i use an old seam ripper to get the plastic off.