You know when people know you quilt... and assume that means you also sew other stuff? And not only assume that you sew other stuff... but that you like to do it, and are in fact good at it?
Back up a couple of weeks and the school asked for volunteers to sew Kapa Haka outfits for the school's cultural group. I wisely chose not to volunteer.
But, faced with a teacher at the gate saying "you can make a few outfits for us can't you?" I found myself unable to say no. Because, yes, I do have the equipment and skills required, I just lacked the desire and patience.
Feeling somewhat defeated, on Monday I picked up my new project - and each day since, I've sewn a little bit. Today I finished off most of the construction of the first one, it just needs the hem done (just couldn't face it today), and a bit of hand finishing work on the facing. This "simple sun dress" has darts front and back plus a back zipper and a facing. Trust me, there were a few brain cells straining to remember how to do some of these things :0)
|A size 7 is obviously a bit too wide for my willing assistant (who is shortly going to turn 8) - but perhaps a bit short in the length department.|
Only two more to go... wish me luck!
Normal programming will hopefully resume shortly! I have focus projects... that haven't had anyone focusing on them.