Enjoyed my morning watching DH tend to his flowers, and also got in some crocheting. After participating in crocheting squares for Nesa's Blanket, I've had the urge to crochet and pulled out some yarn and hook and sat outside this morning now that it's free of the killer bees...lol.
I've started on a baby blanket for my niece whose expecting in October. I didn't use a pattern for this blanket, just free stylin' as I go along, I'm working this blanket up using single crochet and half-double crochet stitches, but will look for a pattern for a baby sweater. I got a lot done in a short time and it felt good hooking again...lol.
Even Mr. Roco enjoyed the morning relaxing on the lawn, he was actually behaving himself for once.Also cut and marked all the pieces for my 2nd Butterick 4985, and had to ask myself why I was doing it a second time... after the tedious task of cutting & marking.. oh yeah... I really like the first one...lolThe fabric is an embroidered cotton sateen as was told to me by the sales clerk, but wondering now if it has some silk in it, after washing the fabric its butter soft, not like the other cotton sateen I've worked with.
As I was pinning and basting the fabric I started wondering about puckered seams. The pins I normally use were not going through the fabric easily and leaving pin holes so I switched to silk pins. Once I started sewing the pieces together the fabric started pulling into the throat plate....uggh.
Managed to get pass that and have completed the body of the blouse and finished the seam edges with zigzag stitches. I should've used the serger, but I was too lazy to change the thread...hehe. So far it seems to be coming together nicely, but I'm thinking about changing the sleeves by eliminating the gathering at the cap & hem, omitting the sleeve band and doing an elastic hem. While sitting outside at lunch time, I spotted a young lady wearing a pretty blouse with what looked like elastic hem at the sleeves of her blouse. The sleeves were not puffy, but appeared to have elastic and thought it was cute detail. Well off to figure how to work that out.
Have a Great Weekend.