Taylor started on the actual construction of her pajama pants. First we took some scraps of fabric and practiced sewing straight lines. I also marked off the 5/8″ line on the sewing machine with some masking tape so it was easier to see where she needed to keep the fabric.
Have you ever worked on a project that was jinxed from the start? Apparently, my second Jalie swimsuit version was one of those projects.
Today we got started on Taylor’s sewing project. We washed the fabric and Taylor ironed it – she loved ironing! That’s wonderful news because I absolutely detest ironing. It probably stems back from my childhood and my mom making me iron just about everthing (even t-shirts).
Then we cut the pattern out (3 pieces), pinned it to the fabric, and then I let her cut out the fabric by herself.
Now, it’s break time!
Taylor had a friend over for a few hours this afternoon – I thought during that time I would get in a bit of sewing. Inserting an invisible zipper sounded like it would take too much concentration, so I opted to start on my second version of the Jalie 2446 swimsuit.
My projects are beginning to back up. So badly, that I am going to start scheduling some time for sewing – or at least create some goals for myself to complete by the end of the week.
It wasn’t that long ago that Hancock had a 50% off notions sale – and one again, I’ve loaded up.
Well, not she’s not exactly sewing yet, but she’s expressed an interest in it!
Before you ask, yes, I’m being a bit goofy by having a title all in acronyms! Actually, Taylor and I ventured out this afternoon in an attempt to find some shorts that fit – and we came home empty handed.
Believe it or not, today is my daughter’s last day of school! I have no idea where the year went, but it sure did go by fast! Today was mostly spent running errands (Taylor’s birthday is in a few weeks), cleaning house (this will probably be the cleanest my house gets all summer long), and tracing off my Amy Butler Cabo halter. I still haven’t decided what fabric that I’m going to use – it’s a toss up between a Fabric Mart bundle print or some sort of stretch print that I have in my stash. I haven’t seen anyone make this up in a stretch so I’m sort of shying away from that idea. I wonder if I could eliminate the zipper that way? HUMMMMM?