Well, I never even got around to putting on my new dress yesterday, let alone take any pictures. To tell the truth, I was a little disappointed - I was really looking forward to wearing it! But my friend had come over for some help on a project, and it ended up taking us about 6 hours, rather than the 2 we'd thought it would take. We finished up so late that I didn't even have time to make all the different dishes I wanted for dinner! But our boys seemed pretty happy with what we did serve, and everyone managed to get full.
I had planned to have a sewing day today, and that plan did come through. I spent quite a while figuring out the narrow rolled hem function on my serger, so that I could make a scarf out of the remainder of the fabric from the dress. Check it out!
It took me quite a while: two rethreadings of the machine and a lot of playing around with the tension. One of the things I love about the Brother 1034D is that the threading is so easy - the path of each thread is labeled right on the machine, so you don't even have to look at the book!
I haven't quite perfected my rolled hem technique, but I'm pretty happy with today's result:
The other thing I had on my agenda for today was (wait for it!) . . . my red Clover pants! (Finally!!)
The first thing I had to do was lengthen the legs on the pattern - when I made my muslin I accidentally cut the version one (crop pants) rather than the ankle length I wanted. I gave myself an extra 5" so I'd have plenty of wiggle room.
After I cut out my pieces, I marked a separate, deeper seam line for my less-full right hip - I'm so happy I've learned that I need this adjustment! I think it makes a huge difference in the fit.
And then I finished all the seams that need finishing on my serger before beginning to construct the pants. I managed to almost finish them - all I have left to do is insert the zipper and the waistband facing, and then hem them! I'm really proud that I made myself stop though, once I realized I was getting tired. I've learned that I usually end up with a mess if I push through!
So here's where they are right now:
Isn't that a funny picture? It makes the pants look like they will accomodate enormous thighs! I have already tried them on though, and I think they're actually pretty slimming. Hoping to finish them tomorrow!