Sunday, October 13, 2013

Weekend Stitching Progress Report

Blessed Be is slowly coming along.  It's a very tiny piece, but it's taking a long time to stitch because I just can't work on it as often as I'd like.  So much to do, so little time, you know?

Anyway, I hope to wrap it up and start something else soon.

In the meantime, there has been sewing here at the House of Frog!  I don't have photos to share yet.  In fact, I still need to finish the hem, but I pulled out a vintage UFO this weekend and except for the hem, finished the project up.  I say vintage, because the pattern is vintage:

And because I began the project in January of 2011.  I don't remember exactly why I tossed it aside unfinished, except that I was disgusted with something about the fit of the real garment as opposed to the muslin.  But I pulled it out and tried it on yesterday, and other than the fact that the sleeves were too long, it seemed okay.

The pattern has a nifty little dart in the sleeve at the elbow (nice vintage detail) and it fell way too far down my little T-Rex arm.  So rather than just trimming length at the wrist, I had to remove the one sleeve that was already attached, open the already serged sleeve seam, and trim the top of the sleeve down by 7/8 of an inch.  I also took an additional 1/2" out of the sleeve cap to reduce the horrendous amount of sleeve cap ease.

It's going to be a short work week- I'm taking Thursday and Friday off, so I hope to have the hem done, and then get just the right combination of weather, lighting, good hair, and an available photographer to get some decent photos.  Wish me luck.

Does anyone else out there have a UFO that needs to be finished?


RhondaBuss said...

I have a drawer full of UFOs. You are not alone!!! I am now in the process of trying to empty the drawer and get these things on my back. They are far too nice to languish.

Judith said...

Love the sound of a short work week - something to look forward to. My UFO just sits there on my table haunting me - too many other great things to sew without having to seam rip first - so sitting on the table it will remain ... J

Faye Lewis said...

I made this pattern before. Love it!