I finally got to use my darning egg!


On the hem of my balboa dress! It made whip stitching so much faster. 
Duh me for not thinking of it sooner!


First off, I finally finished by balboa dress. All hand sewing, collar, jabot, belt, everything! Yay. I hope to have final photos tomorrow on NVL for you all.


It was a strange day of projects for me. I actually got up early for once (as you can tell by the time stamp of this post, that will not be the case tomorrow). I was quite productive: I worked on an illustration, sewed, illustration, baked sugar cookies, illustration, then sewed. I like it when I alternate like that. Things take longer to get done, but I feel like I've made progress on all sorts of things.

I also got further along on my sheer 40s blouse. I added the sleeves. 


I gotta say, making a sheer blouse takes twice as long as making a regular one. One reason is the seam finishing. I found myself skipping the french seams and just doing a very heavy serger chain after I sewed the particular part together. It works real well, but it's doubling the over locking and that uses a lot of thread. Man, if I had only planned that earlier.

Onc thing I realized with the blouse was the front facing would need special treatment. I decided to overlock the inside edge, but you can see it through the blouse. 


I ended up turning back that edge and doing a whip stitch. 


I'll press it down good once I finish the whole thing. 


I actually messed up on the sleeve, well, one sleeve. I turned it wrong side out, hand stitched the opening and did all the finishing on it only to find after that it was wrong side out! CRAP!! I lost about 1/2" of ease, which isn't too bad and it fit just fine when I placed it so, I guess it's a lesson learned. I still have to add the cuffs which will be in the navy, then I get to pick buttons, YAY!

I would have worked on my second pair of clamdiggers but because of the Mending project form yesterday and that being my only denim needle, I couldn't work on them. *sigh* Not to worry, I picked up a couple of packs of denim needles online so they should be here shortly.

Don't forget the giveaway deadline! Plenty of time to still enter!

Have a great day everyone!!

3 comments:

  1. I didn't know what a darning egg was for, or at least what it was for. Thanks

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  2. You've been really busy! And thanks for the Tom Waits, he's fab.

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  3. Great, now I want a darning egg.

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