First of all, I'd like to say that my thoughts and prayers are with all those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. The news reports of the damage were startling and saddening, but it was good to see that cleanup and repairs are already well underway. Here in Western Massachusetts, we had rain and wind, but no power outages (except the occasional flickering of lights) and no serious damage that I know of. I didn't expect to be able to do any sewing at all, so having power today was a nice surprise.
I like the idea of sewing an hour a day, no matter what. I haven't been able to do that every day, but I have been sticking to it as much as I can. So what did I get accomplished during today's hour?
Well, first I got Daughter's pattern cut out and labelled. I also spent some time reviewing the centered zipper tutorial from Fashion Incubator. I've never used these instructions, but I like the concept alot, so I thought I'd give it a try. I spent some time puzzling out how I need to adjust the back lining piece so that this technique works the way it's supposed to and I think I've got it.
Then I spent some time looking at Jordan's shirt pieces. I was so pleased to discover that I'd already done all the fusing of the interfacing though there were a couple of spots that needed touching up. I'd also pressed the front plackets, so all that's needed there is the sewing.
Since I was further ahead than I thought, I went ahead and cut out the pieces for another knit nightgown for Daughter. She's gotten so tall this past year that the nightgowns she already has are getting too short in the length and in the sleeves. I used some Hello Kitty striped fabric that looked so much like it wanted to be a nightgown, but I ran out before I got all the pieces cut out. I ended up using some bright pink to finish the back of the skirt. Since it's only a nightgown, I figured I could do some crazy piecing. Even though I wouldn't normally do something quite so sloppy.
So I got alot done. The machine is threaded with grey thread for Jordan's shirt and I'm going to change the serger and coverstitch thread before I go to bed. I am so happy with my progress, even though I haven't yet sewn a stitch.