Sunday, 2 September 2012
Well I am back from my holiday and am busy sorting through my many fabric and yarn purchases. I feel refreshed and am raring to make as much as I can in the next couple of months. I have a plan Stan but more on that in future posts....
I ran up a stripey vest for my daughter just before the holiday - literally. Her suitcase was already packed but she made her Mummy proud by putting it on as soon as I finished it so that she had it with her as an extra layer for the beach.
It may have been the fact that I was sewing 'against the clock' but I did find the jersey stripe fabric a nightmare! My sewing machine just loved eating it up. I tried a narrow zigzag stitch, nope. I tried twin needles, nope. I tried shouting, nope nope nope. In the end I realised the only way to go was a very fine ball point needle and I'm guessing some tear away stabiliser would have been useful but I was in a hurry!!!
I'm glad I persevered however as my daughter has worn it several times. The pattern, if anyone fancies making it, is Simplicity 'Hannah Montana Forever' 2267.