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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Summer Projects

I realized my serger mistake after thinking about it on the way home from work. Needles. I need new needles. I knew I had 2 left so I ordered more. But I was able to finish my knit top until 1 of my needles broke (I rule again). So before I can do my coverstich, I have to wait for my new needles to come in.

But I did finish this 2 weeks ago:

It makes these muggy Minnesota summer's easier with the silkiness of the fabric. Oh, and trying to hem it was a pain but I did it very carefully. I entered it in this Sew-Along.

Up next on the sewing front: New Look 6407
It's been done many times, with positive results, so I figure it's pretty good.

I went to the dentist today and not only did I get my teeth cleaned and thoroughly examined, I also got a paraffin hand treatment. I need one of these at home! I'm sure I looked funny with my hands in mittens to keep the wax on, protective glasses, with my mouth wide open. Good news: she had nothing to clean, my mouth was perfect (I rule). Bad news: I have to make up the 3 hours I lost.


-Tony- said...

can i have one of those in a strip?

KateS said...

Hi Hessi
Sorry if you have already said this elsewhere in your blog but what pattern did you use for the skirt?

KateS said...

Whoops sorry I meant Jessi not "hessi" - trying to type too late at night...

Jessi said...

Hi Kate,

I have good friends down in Australia (he's from Perth).

Anyway, I couldn't for the life of me find the pattern number when I posted (I've moved recently) but I've since found it.

It's Butterick 4613 - I made view E. It looks like it's out of print, however I recently purchased it (like within the past month) so it's probably still in stores-at least here. Let me know if you need help finding it.

I've never done a pattern review on mostly cause I'm chicken, but it was a pretty easy pattern. The only problem I had was with hemming it because of the fabric I used. But pattern wise, it was good.

KateS said...

Hi Jessi
I'm from Perth too- but am moving to Darwin shortly for a 2 year contract.
I have a quick sew pattern that looks a bit like your skirt that I havent sewn up yet _ thought maybe it was the same one. I don't seem to have a lot of luck with the big 4 pattern houses (burda and kwik sew tend to fit me a little better) unless they are very simple. That said it still doesn't stop me from buying their patterns! I also use the Burda WOF magazine alot (well alot for me but I dont sew as much as most bloggers)- I find the cut pretty good. Pattern review- well I can't talk as I am "only" a free member and have been too chicken to do a review too. Guess I am waiting til I make something that looks "good enough" to me, silly huh?