New House Sewing

The sewing room is finally mostly set up. A lot more organization would be good, though. At work I'm highly organized. I'm not sure why I have such difficulty applying the same principles to my daily life.

I made the socks above using the Dreamstress's Rosalie stockings pattern, back around Christmas. I had impulsively grabbed a remnant of cotton spandex jersey in this mustard colour, which is fun but well outside my usual colours.

At the same time, I cut out a pair of Watson bikini bottoms. Then, somehow, in the five feet from my kitchen to the sewing machine, I lost the crotch pieces. (Pattern piece still attached, FYI)

Expecting them to turn up, I set the other pieces aside. And waited. And waited.

Eventually I resigned myself to reprinting the errant pattern piece. Thank goodness for PDF patterns. But by then I had mislaid the fabric. And never the twain did meet… until last night, while organizing, I realized I had both.

Callooh callay!

Well, after sewing up the underwear in short order, I felt I should do something with the scant remaining remnant. Some experimentation revealed that yes, I could just barely get a version of Gertie's Butterick B6031 cami out of it. This is by far my favourite loungewear pattern, so I set to. I wasn't going to use lace, so I skipped the lace panel on the front, but even the longer version of the cami is pretty short so I wound up adding lace (as you are supposed to) to the hem. And now I think I miss the definition the lace at the underbust gives it. Oh well.

Mustard really isn't the best colour on me, but it's still a cute sleep set. (And I'm on vacation, which has really driven home how impoverished my casual wardrobe has become. ) And now that piece of fabric, at least, is totally gone.

I do need to get another machine set up, though. Switching between yellow and black thread all the time got VERY annoying.

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4 responses to “New House Sewing

  1. Oh god, I bought that cami pattern to make a bra from. Have I? NOOOOOO. Thanks for the kick in the backside…HOME OWNER!

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