I spent much of it obsessing about the detail in the MPB boxers sew-along. Today was bias day. I've made my own bias before, but this time it had to overlap and then become a flat-felled seam lookalike. I also discovered the bar tack stitch on my machine. It's a bit wonky, but the other side will be better.
Although this was not the productive sewing day I had planned it to be, I did manage to fit in a long walk with Lily, a hair cut and some chores.
I have really enjoyed my week at home sewing. By proclaiming my self-imposed challenges, I felt committed to try my darndest to finish off an item a day. Even if I didn't completely meet my goals, I certainly learnt some things of value:
- Sharp scissors are the bomb.
- Consider the appopriate machine needle for the job. I started each day with a new needle - a bit of overkill perhaps, but it made me think carefully about the right needle for the fabric.
- Press, press, press.
- I can do flat-felled seams (I might have mentioned that already).
- When doing french seams, trim the first seam allowance of stray threads or fraying bits, so they don't poke through the second seam.
- Measure, measure, measure.
- Days can pass very quickly. Too quickly.
Thanks for reading along. I'll continue to post my sewing exploits, and will welcome your opinions of Sorbetto when she's done.