I SOMEHOW KILLED MY #SEWING MACHINE OH NO O.O
#sewing while half-blind: kind of an adventure...
Reason #78976 why I Will Not sew for money:
My fabric inevitably ends up covered in bunny foof.
I don't have a clue about the rest of the nine, but my first project will be gathered skirt with massive pockets. Something I can faff about the house in the summer in, collect eggs, hold tools, etc etc.
First I've got to make a pattern. You can make one with a big rectangle, but I need a decent skirt block anyway, so I'll be doing that first.
I hate zips, but don't want a full elastic waist, so I'm thinking about fitted front waistband and elasticated back.
We're not buying wrapping paper this year. We've got some left over from previous years, and we'll use that up, but everything else is going to be wrapped in fabric and fabric bags sourced/made from my ridiculously extensive fabric stash. I reduce my stash, and they're practical given the #PlasticBagBan. Another benefit: way less rubbish at #Xmas.
The lack of resources for home #sewing school uniforms these days is disappointing AF.
So I'm #sewing Miss13 a sorta 50's style semi-formal dress for her end-of-primary-school 'graduation', and for a while I've been like, weird, we didnt have any fancy graduation in our day, best we had was an end of year school disco, and I recall I wore bike pants, because it was the late 80s, and bike pants were the new cool thing.
It's all so weird.
In other #sewing news, I just made this #pattern: https://doitbetteryourself.club/product/free-womens-shirt-pattern/ and its awesome (also free). I don't fit OTR t-shirts at all because I'm such a mishmash of sizes but these patterns come with all the detailed instructions on how to get a custom fit, AND NOW I HAVE A T-SHIRT THAT FITS ME PERFECTLY WTF
Spent $9 on a twin needle yesterday only to discover that my machine apparently hates twin needles.
#Miss13 wanted a unicorn shirt but couldn't find one in her price range. I told her to make one. So she bought a $5 t-shirt and got to work. I had a bit of white t-shirting lying around. She drew the silhouette, made the pattern and did the cutting and pinning, I stitched it for her. I think we did rather well. #sewing
So lately I've been #sewing pillowcases. Biscuit and I have these dinky memory foam pillows and they drown in regular pillowcases, so I'm making custom-sized ones.
I've got a fair bit of vintage sheeting floating around, so that's what I'm using.
My fave might be the one I made out of one of my grandmother's old flannelette sheets. It'd been cut down the middle and resewn (to combat wearing thin in the centre) and a hole had been machine-darned.
My pillowcase has a story to tell.
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