Saturday, February 09, 2008

Sewing Weekend

I did'nt see a lot of patterns to purchase from Buttericks new collection. This one is the only one that is appealing to me. At least during my first viewing.The other dress seem to be the same old stuff with different numbers. Usually I will see another sewing sister in blog world, take one of the "same old stuff"patterns and turn it into an, exciting "must have". Then I'll see more potential.

Here's what I'm working on this weekend. I've already cut,marked and did a bit of sewing.

I'm using a fabric found in the home dec department of Hancock Fabrics. The fabric was really stiff and because the care method suggested was Dry Clean Only,I didn't pre-wash it. Well,after I basted the fronts and backs together and tried it on,it felt like I was wearing a cardboard box.I became disgusted and considered trashing it. I tested a scrap in the washing machine and it came out soft,supple and ,non-damaged.I washed the partially sewn jacket in hot water and dried it in the dryer.I am quite pleased with the results and I'm eager to finish it.

So this weekend,I am staying home and sewing. I'll share my progress all through it.


Adrienne said...

Can't wait to see your jacket!

Tamara said...

I am always amazed at how fabric can change with a washing. Sometimes it is completely different.

I have the same thing with patterns as you seem to. There have been so many times that I have passed by a pattern because I thought it looked dull. Then I see the wonderful creation someone made from that pattern and then I have to have it too.

Faye Lewis said...

You are amazing! I too can't wait to see the jacket.

Sheila said...

Thanks for sharing the tip about testing the fabric and looking forward to your FO.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Me too! Me too! I can't wait to see the finished jacket!