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.


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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