Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sewing is so Glamorous.

Sometimes the hardest part of sewing is finding a comfortable position for hand-work. In this case, I was trying to sew the lining to the waist seam, which was on a curve, so I needed something like a ham to shape the seam. My knee was the ideal surface. I just had to be careful not to sew through my jeans.



This was followed by another hour or two of hand-stitching the trim to the front and back neckline. Luckily I had a very engaging podcast to listen to: Canadian radio's "Definitely Not the Opera".

In between bouts of working on the Girlfriend Gown, I am also doing projects for my son Ian, who is leaving in a week to start his Junior year of college at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, AZ. He wanted a laundry bag like the one I made for Diana, but with a different embroidery.


Sorry if the color blinds you. He wanted something he couldn't lose easily, and this was the most obnoxious colored fabric I could find.

The embroidery is really something perfect for the "geek school" he's heading to.

The embroidery reads "1d6 acid/round". Don't ask me what it means; supposedly it's something to do with Dungeons & Dragons and refers to something harmful. Perfect for a fermenting bag of laundry.

By the way, I decided to use an actual pattern for this bag, rather than figure out the diameter/circumference thing again. I used Wild Ginger's new progam, Wild Things Gifts. It's great!! I used the pattern for the water bottle carrier, but I increased the diameter to 12" and increased the height to 20".

I also got him new towels and embroidered his name on them so they're less likely to be misplaced. Ever since I moved the embroidery machine to its new higher perch, I've been doing so much more with it!

2 comments:

  1. One time, I was doing some hand sewing, and sewed the garment to my pajamas! Nice laundry bag. I'm sure you'll see it often!

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  2. The bag is fun! Your son is going to school about a mile and a half from where I live. =)

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