Monday, March 17, 2014
Checking off the mini-steps....
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!