Life and work have taken over my free time. In the past two weeks, I have hemmed some work pants to a satisfactory length, finished two pairs of underpants, and partly finished another two.
These past two weeks have left me with little sewing energy. I hemmed some pants, saw that they needed to be 1/2" shorter, shortened them, saw that they looked exactly the same length as the first time, and decided to wear them a few times to be certain before I shortened them again.
I also shortened some sleeves. On many store bought t-shirts with long sleeves, I have to cut off 4 - 6 inches for the sleeves to end somewhere near my wrist!
I put put on the blue shirt I am working on an spent some time in front of the mirror, considering how to proceed.
I cut out four pairs of underpants to finish this weekend.
I considered getting around to unpicking the sleeve hems on a blazer I bought new for $4 for the precise purpose of learning to shorten sleeves with a lining. The thing has been hanging in my closet since April. I keep thinking about it, but never quite get around to working on it.
Hopefully, this weekend I will have more energy to actually complete something.
I sewed this camisole for my mom for Christmas. She is similar in size and proportion to me, so I feel alright sewing for her. I made the pattern by tracing a camisole I have on top of a tracing of my t-shirt block. I blended the lines and it worked out satisfactorily. This camisole was made from 1 yard of remnant fabric. I don't remember how wide it was, but not more than 22 inches, maybe closer to 16. I had just enough to finish all the edges with a band instead of turned over hemming and to make straps. I left the front of the straps unsewn (they are pinned for the picture) and sent Mom the thread so that she could easily adjust them to her body. I tried the garment on me, since it was the first time I made the pattern, and now I am eager to make some for myself.
Hi! I live in Virginia. My mom taught me to sew. I think I started at 4 or 5 by sewing buttons onto a handkerchief, but don't trust my memory. That was a long time ago. As a teenager, I was more interested in completing projects than learning good sewing techniques. Now, I am teaching myself some things I missed. My sewing interests are in learning to make alterations to and draft patterns to fit my petite 4'11" tall, 32" chest, 45" hip body.