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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sew pleased with myself!

Well after 2 days of swearing, I've finally finished my wrap trousers! Hurray! My overlocker refused to work properly and I think I've finally figured out why. The L-shaped needle isn't coming up far enough for the straight needle to catch the thread. I'm going to have to see if it can be repaired. I gave up with the overlocker, and got out my sewing machine and the foot was missing! WTF?! I spent hours looking for it and eventually found it this morning under the wardrobe. I shall be interrogating the usual suspects. So, I managed to get the job done this evening. Tada!

I think next time I'm going to put darts in at the waist to give it a bit of shape. I also reconned the top; it's a bit low cut, so I'm going to have to wear a vest top under it, unless I can find a bit of ribbon to make it a little more decent.


I also received this beautiful scarf from Javede in the 'Pay It Forward' - Thank you so much. It's beautiful! I love the colour and the stitches.

I feel a little guilty because I haven't even started my gifts yet. Don't worry though, I will get working on them. This weeks just been a little hectic.

My Dad's 70th party was fun, despite ending up walking there in the rain and getting drenched, and M dropping Dad's present in the mud! *Doh* It was nice to catch up with relations and my cousin-in-law and I spent hours talking belly dancing. She wants to try it, so she's going to e-mail me and let me know how it goes! My family are all spread round the country, so we don't often get to be all together.

4 comments:

Kookie said...

LOL how long has that fabric been waiting to be made into those pants?! They look good though, and the top you reconned is gorgeous : )

Kookie said...

Forgot to say that the scarf from javede is beautiful, lucky you!!

and regardless of the rules I will be sending you something for the P.I.F anyway : )

Samsara said...

Lord knows how long K! It's finally done though, and I was very happy with my afternoons sewing as you can tell from the cheesy photos *lol*

dragonflyducky said...

Love the pants! And that scarf is just beautiful too! I still have to start my PIF gifts too...I'm calling this the planning stage ; )

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