It’s What’s On The Inside That Counts
I lined something! I mean, I did a honest-to-goodness lining on Simplicity 4420:
It was pretty straightforward — I knew I didn’t want the lining to conflict with the ruffle at the bottom, so I just extended the middle section’s A-line shape for another four inches. Attached it to the yoke, stitched in the ditch and ta da! I still have to hem the skirt and hand stitch the lining to the zipper, but I’m on the home stretch.
Anyone else having a hard time finishing stuff? I’m not motivated to sew much right now, with all the holiday hustle and bustle. I think part of it is because I’m struggling with a need to push my horizons again (try a challenging project, pick up some new skills) but the reality is, I just don’t have time. In fact, tomorrow I have the school’s Winter Concert for both Oldest and Middlest. Then Oldest leaves for a Scout campout Friday afternoon, which is going to necessitate some frantic Thursday prep, and our weekend is full socially. That’s without including decorating a tree, putting up lights, getting the cards done, etc. which I’d like to achieve before Santa’s sleigh actually touches down on the damn roof.
Maybe it’s time to make some muslins, which combine the fun of sewing with the relief of not having to do anything well. I considered doing a month of working with knits, but I’m a disaster at theme sewing (hello, short attention spa– oh hey! a squirrel!).
So anyway, I thought I’d do a poll on what you all would like to see here during December, while I’m hopelessly addled:
1) Sewing only, even if that means one post per week
2) Updates on what I’m doing, sewing-wise and otherwise
3) Posts in which I attempt to be funny
4) More gratuitous photos of sci fi hotties
5) What are you talking about, it’s all drivel — go make me a sandwich
6) All of the above, especially the drivel
Let me know in the comments!
Speaking of drivel, let me introduce you to the best cat toy ever:
It’s a scrap left over from my owl shirt. In the last three days, I have found it in the shower, on the stairs, in my bedroom and in the bathroom. I have no idea what the cats are doing with it. Capture the flag? Rhythmic gymnastics? A spot of dusting? Whenever I walk into the room, this is what they are doing:
Yeah, those faces are totally innocent.