Friday, September 14, 2012
And... I finished another two pieces, which had waited only for hemming and neckline binding for a year. I am trying to enjoy my free time, but am quite nervously waiting for the feedback from my supervisor, how much work do I still have to do on my thesis? Farbenmix. I have made it many times, now I have eight of them in my current wardrobe but remember six other versions I had made and worn until they were "over". The black and grey fabric consists of two layers, the outer layer has holes that show the fabric underneath. It feels soft and warm. various neckline finishes on "Zoela" over the years, but this time followed the instructions: Sew the neckband, folded in half (or would that be "folded double"?) to the outside of the neckline, turn up and topstitch the seam allowance down with a triple zigzag.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
I just finished a little cotton knit jacket. SWAP plan 2010.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
I haven’t sewn in months, since we came to New Zealand, except for a bit of mending, bathroom curtains and such. I have been working on my thesis, but yesterday I sent the last chapter to my supervisor, and now I am waiting for his feedback on what I still have to change so we can send it to the reading committee. First day of guilt-free sewing in ages! I am obviously in a kind of “finishing” mode, as I pulled out some UFOs and suddenly felt the urge to finish these jeans. I started them more than two years ago, with my old sewing machine, which I could not get to sew this thin stretch denim. The inside is a mess, and when it came to making a buttonhole and sewing on belt loops, I gave up.