so much (!!!)
for your prayers and encouragement!
My hand is MUCH better and I have been
able to do some sewing!
I am thrilled with the progress
my hand has made since I have been following
So, thankfully, I have been able to do
That has meant A LOT of alterations for
various clients in town.
And, as usual, that means replacing
a lot of zippers,
and letting out seams.
But I finally remembered to share a tip
that has saved me a lot of frustration.
I have been replacing a lot of invisible zippers lately.
And I truly HATE the little plastic feet by Coats,
that are sold next to the zippers.
Now I know that you can buy a special foot
for installing an invisible zipper,
but I didn't want to buy one more thing!
So I tried all of my different machine feet
and found out that my Piping foot worked perfectly!
I was thrilled and feeling rather thrifty as well!
Do you have any idea what this is?
It is the inside of a gorgeous bridal gown
that I am rebuilding for a client.
While I always welcome alterations business,
I LOVE altering bridal gowns!
I have been taking my machine over to
the bride's home to work on her dress,
because my eager girls would have
a hard time not sneaking a try-on!
Did I mention that I adore bridal gowns?
And I have made a few aprons lately too!
I had an old friend order an apron
for her preschool daughter.
She picked these two fabrics
so I made the apron up
with the same fabrics but
She picked this one!
And this is the other version.
I love them both!
This is a size small (2-4)
and I will be listing it in my Etsy soon.
And that U.F.O.?
I bought this fabric in 1999
and cut out a dress for India.......
who was in second grade at the time!
A month into the school year,
we moved from Lake Bluff, Illinois,
to New Hope, Pennsylvania.
So I must have packed up this
partially sewn dress that I had
been making for India,
to encourage her to learn to tell time.
Guess who found it while
"shopping in the garage"?
This is just crazy,
because we have moved
2 more times since then!!
So, now Ahnalin is in second grade
and learning to tell time.
And I am finishing this dress for her!
However, I don't like
that I had made it with facings,
instead of lining the bodice.
So, I have taken off the facings
and am lining the bodice so
I can attach it to the skirt.
The dress also only has seam
allowance for a zipper,
instead of buttons,
but I am just keeping that the same.
So, hopefully tomorrow I will have photos of
Ahnalin in her finished dress!
It feels so good to be able to sew again!
I need to get back to work now.