All week I've been busy, busy, busy, but not sewing, sewing, sewing.
Until Friday night that is. Even though Friday night is supposed to be our date night, hubby rented a movie I had no desire to watch at all. And trust me, he knew I wouldn't want to see this one. By mutual agreement we rescheduled date night and did our own thing. He watched the movie while I retreated to the sewing studio to being work on The Sew Weekly challenge.
This week it's buttons.
"Hey, no problem!" I think to myself. "I have a fancy-schmancy sewing machine that makes mah-va-lous buttonholes." (It's a Pfaff 2056 in case you're wondering)
Except my machine's in the shop - oops! That means I would have to rely on my Elna 8000. Which doesn't make such great buttonholes.
No problem! I'll forge ahead. I sewed for years without a machine that made automatic buttonholes, surely I could do it this time.
Now the only dilemma was to choose a project I could whip out quickly.
Aha! I have a few projects cut out and set aside from last winter. Perfect!
I pulled out a lovely little jacket from Burda Style Aug. 2010. It's number 115. I even cut it out in fabric of a similar purple shade. It only has one button, but the challenge didn't specify how many buttons and buttonholes needed to be done.
I sewed, sewed, sewed and once the sleeves were in I could hold back no longer. I eagerly tried it on envisioning which top and skirt I'd pair it with when I first wore it.
Aaaagh! It's too small! Silly, silly girl. I cut it out last year but made no alterations to the pattern - as in no full bust alteration (FBA). Which you all know this girl almost always needs an FBA, especially in a fitted jacket.
Drat! No use even trying to save this one as that fabric's long gone. Strike number one.
No problem. I have another garment cut out and ready to sew. A blouse from Burda 7891. A quick check confirmed I had made the needed pattern adjustment before cutting out the blouse. Hmmm, not so crazy about the white fabric I choose but I'm sure it'll be fine.
On Saturday I sewed, sewed, sewed making beautiful tiny hems on that flounced neckline. As I was preparing to begin the sleeves I suddenly stopped. Something wasn't right. Noooooo! It can't be! For some reason I never cut out the sleeve - and trust me, the extra fabric used for the blouse is long gone. Strike number two.
Panic is now setting in as I only have a few hours on Sunday to work on my challenge project. Well, okay, not really panic because the world won't end if I don't finish a garment in time for The Sew Weekly.
Hmmmm, what to sew? Something with a button and buttonhole. Something fast.
And that, dear readers, is when I hit my home run. I only used sewed one buttonhole, but I made it bound buttonhole.
But soon, very soon, I'll share it with you.
How was your weekend sewing?