I spent most of yesterday working on a muslin for the Lisette Market Blouse (the short sleeved one). After I cut out the fabric, I serged all the way around each piece. Way fun! I don't know if that's the approved way to do things, but I think it's pretty darn cool to have all the seams finished before I even start to sew the blouse! And while I had the serger going, I serged the hem of the skirt too. So now I'll just have to do a little gathering and press it back, then sew it down. Fingers crossed!
|No more fraying!|
|muslin - I changed all my threads to white|
So even though my birthday isn't until Sunday, I've managed to acquire some loot! Last Saturday, I received a package from my mom. I was going to save it to open on my birthday, but I really needed a pick-me-up on Monday, so I tore in. Look what she sent me:
Fitting and Pattern Alteration - it looks like this is going to be an invaluable resource. I was really blown away. My mom is the best (for a whole lot of reasons)! Thanks, Mom!
Then yesterday while I was serging away, my mail lady rang my bell. She had two treats for me. First up was the giveaway I won last week from Melizza at Pincushion Treats - two goodies! First off, an adorable pincushion that she made herself:
I love it that she roams around London (one of my favorite cities in the world!) looking for sweet little bits and bobs to make her pincushions. I feel honored to own this treasure! And as if this wasn't enough, she also included a belt buckle she picked up at Liberty of London!
I have big plans for this little buckle, which I'll elaborate on another time. Thanks, Melizza!
The other treat I got in the mail yesterday was a handmade card and some goodies from my lovely friend Andrea at Stitch Parade:
If you read Andrea's blog, then you know she made her own undies after taking a class a few weeks ago. She sent me some of the very same stretch lace she used!
|the loopy black one|
|and yellow - my favorite color!|
So now of course, I'm going to have to try my hand at making undies too! Thanks again, Andrea - I'm so touched by your gift!
A little later in the afternoon, I was taking the garbage out and I heard the UPS truck. The rest of my "serger bundle" arrived. After flipping through the books, I'm glad I got them:
They have lots of tips and creative ideas for using the machine. Which, by the way, I've decided to name Sergio. My sewing machine is a Kenmore, and it never had a name before, but now that I've named the serger, I'm going to call the sewing machine Ken.
Ken and Sergio. I loves them.