Monday, March 17, 2014

Checking off the mini-steps....

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I'm back to working on what I'm supposed to be now: the top-down laceweight sweater pattern for Littlefee.  I'm working it in white this time, as 1)  Emily could use a white pullover  and 2)  Stitches are so much easier to see in a light colour!

I think when I'm done that I will take a quick break and sew up a little dress or skirt in a pretty spring print to go with the white sweater.  It's definitely poor Emily's turn to get some pictures...it looks like more snow this week, but perhaps we'll get some Spring weather next week, and I can head outside for pictures!

 
I'm working on basics for Claire right now, as that is most of what is missing from her wardrobe.  So it's white, black, and grey 3/4 sleeve t-shirts and tank tops to start.  Then I have a pretty blue shirt all cut out as well, as a reward for getting through the neutrals.  ;)

I always mean to use the sewing machine for t-shirts, and always start to do so....and then get frustrated and switch to hand-sewing.  I know it is faster, and should in theory be neater, on the machine, but it never works out that way for me.  I'd much rather spend an afternoon hand-sewing a single shirt than  machine-sewing four or five that I'm not happy with.  So hand-sewing it is, even if it means I will be done the shirts for May rather than March. LOL


My nine9style order is in Canada today, so by the end of the week Claire will have a jean jacket, which I am very pleased about.  I think Spring really does have to arrive any day now! 

6 comments:

  1. I'm always amazed when people can plan their dolls wardrobes so well, I wish I could work a little less 'randomly'!! Then again I'm a bit like that with my own clothes, I'll buy something without a thought as to what will go with it! LOL. I really look forward to seeing the girls with their new knits and knitteds!
    I'm the opposite in my sewing too, because I am absolutely hopeless at sewing by hand and know that if I had to hand sew I'd get nothing done.....my handsewing is just so untidy. I would be lost without my sewing machine, and I really enjoy sewing knits, as long as they are the 'right kind of knits' if that makes sense!

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    1. LOL This is the first time I'm trying the logical approach - my haphazardness worked well for Emily and the Pukifee, mainly because I made them so much clothing! It hasn't worked out that way for Claire, so I'm taking a step back and filling in the blanks. :)

      I wish I could manage to sew them on the sewing machine! I was able to use the machine for t-shirts for my nieces dolls, but they are bigger. Maybe it's the knit material I'm using...I'm always aiming for the thinnest fabric possible with the BJDs so that it looks in scale.

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  2. Sometimes hand sewing is better for me too, I'm not very skilled with my sewing machine when it comes to sewing small or tough angles or slippery fabrics :-). A jean jacket sounds very cute!

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    1. I probably just need a lot more practice with knit fabric! LOL I'm very excited about the jacket, as that is something I just would not want to sew....

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  3. Hi again Randomfish! I would like to pass the Versatile Blogger Award on to you, I hope you like it! (information is in my latest post :-)).

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    1. Thanks so much! That is very kind of you. :)

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